Former MAGNUM PI star Tom Selleck was forced to shower at his mother's house yesterday morning (11APR05), after his water main broke while he was getting ready for a TV appearance.

The actor was scheduled to appear on comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES' chat show, when he suddenly realised he'd have problems cleaning himself up for the occasion.

Selleck says, "We have a ranch and we're on wells and a big water main broke. We couldn't shower, but I showered at my mom's. I showered and shaved. It was like the old days. I said, 'Hey Mom, can I come over and shower?'"

Selleck, who made it in time for his TV appearance, adds that the water is now back in working order on his 21-acre Californian avocado ranch.

13/04/2005 09:29