WESTLIFE star Shane Filan has brought joy to a teenage girl fan recovering from life-saving surgery - by contacting her while she was in hospital.

The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS singer, 25, called 18-year-old SARAH MOLE as she recovered in South Wales from a brain operation to remove a birthmark which causes up to 25 epileptic fits a day.

Mole's mother KAREN says, "Her face was a picture when she realised it was Shane. It has made her Christmas."

23/12/2004 17:41