Crooning legend Barry Manilow has apologised to his gay fans after offending them at a New York concert.

When the COPACABANA singer introduced his duet EVERY SINGLE DAY with BRIAN DARCY JAMES last Thursday (07OCT04), he said, "We're not going to sing it to each other - because that would be creepy."

After a string of complaints from homosexual rights groups, Manilow's spokeswoman JILL FRITZO says, "The line was meant lightheartedly, but he's very sorry if he offended anyone.

"Barry is a longtime supporter of AIDS research and LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE (gay rights firm)."

14/10/2004 17:23