British pop star Daniel Bedingfield has been out in public for the first time since his horrifying car crash on New Year's Day (1JAN04) to exercise while wearing a metal head-brace.

The GOTTA GET THRU THIS singer is still recovering in New Zealand after breaking his neck in two places after the car he was driving rolled over - and he isn't expected to be able to return to the UK for another two months (MAR04).

Doctors have told the 24-year-old he'll have to wear the heavy head-brace for three months before his injuries heal.

Meanwhile, the committed Christian spent three hours at two separate church services in Auckland at the weekend (17/18JAN04).

A fellow worshipper says, "Daniel was in really good spirits and was so friendly. He is humble, down to earth and unassuming. If he's made millions, you would never know."

19/01/2004 14:28