Superstar singer Lionel Richie is reluctant to get involved in another serious relationship, after two failed marriages.

The 55-year-old singer is still recovering after splitting from second wife DIANE ALEXANDER in July (04) after 16 years together.

He says, "In terms of a relationship I sort of feel, what's going to be good about this?

"Because I've tried it before."

However, Richie is uncomfortable being tagged a "single guy".

He says, "I didn't think I was going to approach my latest tour as a single guy.

"I tell you, I'm not that fascinated about this word 'single'.

"It has suggestions of guys sitting round and having parties - it's kind of like, 'Slow down a bit'.

"I've been there, done that."

04/10/2004 17:18