Blue badboy Lee Ryan was rushed to hospital after he was injured at a luxurious Dolce And Gabbana party yesterday morning (22MAY04) in Cannes.

The singer was given five stitches after blood started gushing from a severe wound in his back at the PALM BEACH CASINO on the French Riviera.

Mystery surrounds the cause of the injury - some onlookers believe that Ryan was attacked during an argument over a woman while other witnesses claim he simply slipped and landed on some broken glass.

His spokesman says, "Lee did not get in a fight about a girl.

"He had been drinking. He was saying goodbye to someone and then slipped and fell on some glass.

"But he did not get involved in a fight over a girl."

23/05/2004 14:21