White Stripes frontman Jack White has been forced to pull out of forthcoming gigs after fracturing his finger in a car crash with his superstar girlfriend RENEE ZELLWEGGER.

The HOTEL YORBA rocker suffered a fracture of his left index finger in the smash on Wednesday (09JUL03), making it impossible for him to play his guitar.

Hollywood star Zellweger, who was travelling with the rocker, is understood to be unhurt by the prang in White's hometown of Detroit, America, when another car collided with their vehicle.

Consequently White has pulled out of scheduled appearances at the T IN THE PARK festival in Scotland on Saturday (12JUL03) and the WITNNESS festival in Ireland on Sunday (13JUL03).

11/07/2003 13:28