The pop singer Miley Cyrus has attacked claims she had taken a drug overdose after a bout of ill health threatened to disrupt the UK leg of her Bangerz tour.
The star gave an expletive-laden press conference about her health after a sinus infection left the singer, actor and dancer sick in bed.
When asked about the illness she said: "But when people are lying on the internet saying you've had an overdose, that makes you feel better."
She said: "I'm feeling good, I'm alive, so that's f*****g awesome. Look at me, I'm the poster child for good health.
"I've been laying down for three weeks. I'm gonna go off - I'm like a star waiting to explode.
"I didn't have a drug overdose. I took some s****y antibiotic my doctor gave me and I had an allergic reaction."
The tour continues in Leeds on Saturday and Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham next week.