Simply Red crooner Mick Hucknall has been disowned by his own mother again - because she's unable to trust him.

MAUREEN TAYLOR walked out in Hucknall and his father when the singer was just three years old - but later reconciled with him on the understanding the pair would never talk about their experiences in public.

However, Taylor has disowned Hucknall once more after the Stars hitmaker reportedly claimed she had told him she was suffering from cancer in order to force a reconciliation.

She says, "It's disgusting. I love Michael, but I don't know how I can trust him again. I feel betrayed.

"I've never had cancer and I've never pretended to."

23/06/2003 13:54