Charlotte Church fears her wild partying lifestyle is affecting her pop career - she recently pretended to be ill because she was too hungover to attend gig rehearsals.

The CRAZY CHICK star's drinking habits were recently attacked by fellow Welsh singer DAME Shirley Bassey, who fears the ambitious teen will die from an alcohol-related illness unless she stops getting drunk.

And the 19-year-old admits her alcohol tolerance isn't what it was: "The last time I lied was a couple of weeks ago.

"I was supposed to be at a rehearsal, but I was hungover so I said I was sick, but really I felt too dreadful to get up."