LATEST: British pop star Jamelia ignored medical advice to film a Spanish TV show only to be rushed to hospital with crippling stomach pains last week (23NOV06). The SUPERSTAR singer was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia but chose to ignore the advice of doctors to promote her new album WALK WITH ME instead. She admits, "I was told I had a hernia before I went to Spain and thought I'd be ok, but when I got there, I was in agony." However, she says she's now recovering well from surgery to repair the hernia, insisting, "It's fine. A little bit tender."