THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins reunited with lover SUE WHITEHOUSE, after an illness made him realise he couldn't live without her.

The GROWING ON ME rocker underwent surgery recently to correct a hiatus hernia and acid reflux that threatened to rob him of his singing voice.

And he admits the severity of the situation made him realise how much he missed Whitehouse - who he split from last year (03).

He says, "When I was lying in my hospital bed, I realised how much I missed Sue and decided I couldn't live without her."

21/05/2004 16:53