Weeks after worrying friends with her dramatic weight loss, Atomic Kitten beauty Natasha Hamilton has collapsed with exhaustion.

THE TIDE IS HIGH singer is suffering from severe nervous exhaustion, and has been ordered by doctors to rest for at least a month.

Bandmates Jenny Frost and Liz Mcclarnon have been making daily visits to Natasha's bedside at her home in west London.

A pal says, "She has been working flat out and hasn't been well at all recently with respiratory flu.

"Doctors warned her to take it easy but she didn't want to let the band down and is now paying the price.

"TASH has been told she has to rest, and her parents have driven down from Liverpool to look after her and her baby JOSH.

"We're all very worried about her. She lost a lot of weight and looks thin at the moment.

"We've really noticed it in the last few months."

The girl trio have been forced to pull out of a charity bash at the Sandringham, England estate of British royals PRINCE ANDREW and SARAH FERGUSON.

An insider says, "We were told one of them was very ill and was not allowed to perform on medical grounds."

19/10/2003 14:18