Australian singing star Delta Goodrem has reportedly been photographed by a member of staff at the hospital she is being treated for cancer - on behalf of a paparazzo.

The 18-year old pop star and NEIGHBOURS actress was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease last month (JUN03) and has been out of the limelight while she struggles to overcome the illness.

According to website PEOPLENEWS.COM a hospital porter approached the stunning songbird at Sydney's St Vincent's hospital and soon after was spotted handing a picture to a photographer waiting nearby.

However, the employee - who has not been named - denied the allegations and was let off with a severe reprimand by medical bosses.

Goodrem's cancer was caught early and doctors expect her to make a full recovery.

31/07/2003 02:33