IL DIVO star Urs Buhler keeps his distance from crazed female fans - because he fears they'll bite his tongue off.

The singer is thrilled with the band's growing popularity, but admits he is terrified of being attacked.

He says, "Most of our fans I find quite respectful. Sometimes they want a kiss but I don't do that.

"I have read stories about fans who kiss stars and bite off their tongues."