Richie's weight worry
09:30 26 July 2006
Lionel Richie has confessed he has become a "basket case" over daughter Nicole's weight loss.
The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' singer is so worried about the constant speculation about his daughter's weight that he has become a wreck.
Lionel told US TV show 'Access Hollywood' on Monday (24.07.06): "I'll be honest with you, it hurts me more than it hurts her. I'm more sensitive. I take it more personally. I must tell you, I'm the basket case."
Lionel also revealed that he has had words with his daughter about her weight and general health.
He added: "What are fathers for if you can't point the finger every once in a while?
"The good part of it is she is aware of it. She has heard this all her life from me so this is just a continuation."
Nicole, 24, recently admitted that she was too thin and wouldn't want young girls to copy her look.
She said: "I know I'm too thin right now."
However, when asked how Nicole - who has announced she is releasing a pop album - is at the moment, Lionel said: "She is doing great."
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