Brave superstar singer Anastacia fears she may not have got through her ordeal with breast cancer if it hadn't been for the support of close pals ELTON JOHN and Sharon Osbourne.

The I'M OUTTA LOVE hitmaker was left devastated when she was diagnosed with the disease in January (03). But the experience taught her the true nature of friendship as loved ones rallied round.

And the Osbourne matriarch, who was fighting colon cancer at the same time, understood exactly how her terrified pal felt.

Anastacia says, "Sharon has undergone a similar experience and Elton is known as a father figure in the pop world.

"They've both been amazing. They're the kind of friends that would never let you get too depressed or too dark. I'll be grateful forever."

28/05/2003 02:02