It seems that pop princess Britney Spears is having a run-in with her UK insurers.

The scrap, which has turned into a full-blown legal action, is over a knee injury that caused her to cancel her UK tour last year.

Britney is claiming £5.2m to cover the cost of cancelling the tour. But her seven Lloyd's insurers - including Beazely Furlonge, Markel and Talbot - are refusing to pay out because she didn't declare a minor piece of surgery she had had on her knee years earlier.

Poor old Britney says she "forgot". Too busy appearing in celebrity magazines?