Canadian singer Avril Lavigne was so intent on keeping one of her trips to the bathroom private while she was on tour, she made her manager hold a coat up to cover her.

The COMPLICATED hitmaker admits that while the state of the washroom had already disgusted her, the risk of being spotted by the paparazzi as she answered the call of nature left her horrified.

She says, "You'd be pretty freaking surprised, but most of the time my life is pretty unglamorous. I was just in Italy, and before my show I was like, 'I have to go to the bathroom.'

"So I got to the bathroom, and it's disgusting. Nasty, nasty. And there's a window (above the toilet), and I'm like, 'I am not going to the bathroom with a window right there.'

"I was sure there would be someone out there taking a picture. So I had to get my manager to hold someone's coat up while I went to the bathroom."

27/07/2004 09:26