A former bodyguard of illusionists SIEGFRIED + ROY is suing one of his former bosses for forcing him to cover up his plans to over-medicate his ailing partner.

LOUIS MYDLACH claims he was forced to quit after refusing to help SIEGFRIED FISCHBACHER feed Roy Horn pain pills as he recovered from a tiger attack in 2003.

In his lawsuit, Mydlach claims Fischbacher refused to hire licensed doctors for Horn when he needed them most and forced him to take medication.

Mydlach also alleges that Horn was once so scared of his partner, he begged his bouncer for a cell phone and a penknife - just in case.

The minder is suing Fischbacher for emotional distress.

The illusionist's lawyer says the lawsuit is "false and malicious".