Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas author Hunter S Thompson has returned to the scene of his legendary book for the first time since it was published 30 years ago.

Thompson, 66, visited the gambling city last weekend (20JUN03) for the CINEVEGAS festival, and caused an uproar by failing to take up his place on a panel alongside Grace Slick, Dennis Hopper and ELVIS MITCHELL on Saturday (21JUN03).

The zany author told organisers he was still suffering from a back injury sustained while honeymooning with new bride ANITA BEJMUK, 30, who he wed in April (03).

24/06/2003 17:26