Australian star Natalie Imbruglia has urged the media to stop calling her husband Daniel Johns a "sick person" - because he has successfully overcome his crippling battle with arthritis.

The TORN singer, who married the Silverchair frontman in December 2003, has nursed her spouse throughout his illness, which forced him to spend the past two years (03) recuperating at their Australian home with inflammation of the joints.

But Imbruglia insists Johns is healthy now and hates being reminded of his ill health.

She says, "Daniel is fine now. It must be so horrible for him to be constantly referred to as a sick person, but all that is in the past."

27/03/2005 14:04