Ex-DEPECHE MODE singer Dave Gahan's most embarrassing moment ever was when a child asked him his name - and he couldn't remember it.

The wildman rocker - who has a troubled history with drink and drugs - woke up on a friend's couch after a heavy night to be faced by the inquisitive tot.

Dave, 41, says, "I arrived at my friend's house with no shirt or shoes on. She graciously let me stay on her couch. I was very drunk and had no idea where I'd left my shirt or shoes.

"I came to on the sofa and a little kid was staring at me in the face asking me who I was, and all I remember is not being able to answer him."

04/07/2003 17:16