Sixties icon SANDIE SHAW was convinced she was going to die from two operations to remove gall stones since her friend pop-artist Andy Warhol died from the same procedure.

The EUROVISION Song Contest winner insisted that she would never recover from the operations to remove a stone from her bile duct and gall bladder.

The 57-year-old says, "I was winding myself up before the operation then I saw RICHARD AND JUDY on telly discussing Andy Warhol. 'Oh, my old mate,' I thought.

"They mentioned his early death and someone informed us he died following the removal of his gall bladder! I went into full-scale panic. Oh the sweet euphoria of coming round, alive."

08/06/2004 13:41