Diminutive Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia turned bodyguard on Tuesday night (10JUN02) - to protect her rocker fiance Daniel Johns from his fans.

The SILVERCHAIR singer - on the comeback trail after suffering from the debilitating Reactive Arthritic condition - played London's SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE venue on Tuesday, attracting a group of fans eager for their hero's autograph.

However, TORN singer Imbruglia turned fiercely protective of her man - and made sure Johns was shielded from their attentions.

A source tells Britain's DAILY MIRROR newspaper, "There had been some fans waiting for over two hours. Then when he emerged after the gig, Natalie wouldn't let any autograph seekers anywhere near her man.

"She pushed her own bodyguards in front of him and glared at the fans until they were swished away."

12/06/2003 13:48