Lionel Richie not “dancing on the ceiling” over Nicole Richie’s weight loss
By M&C News Jul 25, 2006, 16:23 GMT
Lionel Richie performs on stage in front of the destroyed home of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, late Friday, 14 April 2006. The concert marked the 20th anniversary of the 1986 U.S. raid on Libya, when U.S. forces bombed Tripoli and Benghazi. Gaddafi\'s home was one of the targets of the raid. EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI
Singer Lionel Richie has told television show 'Access Hollywood' he has become a "basket case" over daughter Nicole's dramatic weight loss.
The singer is so worried about how thin his adopted daughter has become and the media reports that “he has become a wreck.”
"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 spoken to Nicole about her weight and general health.
Said Père Richie: "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 of the reminder."
Nicole, 24, recently admitted: "I know I'm too thin right now."
Access Hollywood asked Lionel how Nicole, who announced she is releasing a pop album, was doing, Lionel said: "She is doing great."