Luther Vandross is helping to raise funds for the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (ADA) from his hospital bed - by inviting friends to record covers of his hits.

George Benson, LALAH (corr) HATHAWAY and Boney James are among those who have recorded new versions of Vandross classics for tribute album FOREVER, FOR ALWAYS, FOR LUTHER.

All profits from sales of the album will he given to the ADA.

Vandross is recovering from a diabetes-related stroke he suffered last April (03).

17/06/2004 21:33