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Monday, 1 March, 1999, 14:42 GMT
Pop star Pellow back at work
Wet Wet Wet
Pellow, second from right, with Wet Wet Wet
Pop star Marti Pellow is back at work after collapsing at an hotel in London.

The lead singer of Wet Wet Wet is said to be in good health following tests at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

He was found unconscious at the Conrad Hotel in London's Chelsea Harbour on Saturday night.

A spokesman for Wet Wet Wet said the singer had now joined the rest of the band to continue work on their new album.

He said: "Marti Pellow is fine. He was given a clean bill of health and discharged immediately from hospital after a brief check-up on Saturday night."

Earlier, Scotland Yard confirmed that police had been called to the Conrad Hotel at 2045 GMT on Saturday after a man was found unconscious, but no further action was taken.

Number one success

The 10-year-old group's biggest selling single, Love is All Around, was number one for 16 weeks.

It featured in the highly successful British film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

One of the band's singles, Goodnight Girl, was penned by Mr Pellow about his girlfriend, former Miss Scotland Eileen Catterson.

He was barely out of his teens when the Scottish band struck it big with its first album Popped In, Souled Out topped the charts in 1987.

The singer and his fellow band members - Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham and Neil Mitchell - formed the band while pupils at Clydebank High School.

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