Sexy singer Gwen Stefani's promotional tour of Japan hit a stumbling block recently - when a hotel she was staying at was rocked by an earthquake.

The No Doubt frontwoman was in Tokyo on 26 October (04) preparing to go on TV, when the 6.0-magnitude earthquake rumbled the foundations of the hotel she was staying in with her husband Gavin Rossdale.

She says, "We were literally rattled, but not really scared. The last time (No Doubt toured Japan) we had a huge one as well.

"The buildings here are all on rollers, they're so incredibly engineered. I wasn't panicking, I was just thinking, 'This is so weird how the earth can move."

08/11/2004 03:00