Singer Anastacia has found a friend for life in fellow cancer sufferer Sharon Osbourne, after they bonded over the disease.

The I'M OUTTA LOVE hitmaker was deeply touched when Ozzy Osbourne's wife - who beat colon cancer last year (03) - rang her soon after the news she had breast cancer was announced to the media, and the pair discovered they share the same fighting spirit.

Anastacia enthuses, "I'm a lot like Sharon. Both of us have a strong nature, which makes us fight through the bad times. She inspired me and vice versa.

"And it's beautiful to have different generations showing women that, if we can pull through, it is possible."

20/04/2004 17:20