Soul legend Roberta Flack has shed 16 kilograms (35 pounds) thanks to a 50-year-old French weightloss programme.

The KILLING ME SOFTLY singer was sick of being a size 18, and spent upwards of $5,000 (GBP3,330) on the mesotherapy treatment, which she claims has revolutionised her life.

The formula, which is injected 15 times in the space of a month, is a concoction of prescription drugs and natural plant extract which melts the fat and shrinks the fat cells.

Flack says, "It's amazing. I was 5ft 2ins and a size 18. That was painful."

01/05/2003 09:29