BLUE star Simon Webbe has been ordered to cease speaking for the next four days or risk missing out on the band's appearance at Britain's PARTY IN THE PARK concert.

The hunky ALL RISE star has fallen ill with a throat infection which will force him out of the high-profile event in London on Sunday (11JUL04) - unless he can keep quiet in the build-up.

A spokesman confirms, "His tonsils are red raw."

The boyband's show at the Hyde Park extravaganza comes amid frenzied speculation the group's friendships have become so frail, they're on the verge of splitting.

08/07/2004 02:22