It's a tough life being a rock star. So Lenny Kravitz discovered when a writ arrived from a US insurer, suing him for £185,000 after a toilet in his New York apartment overflowed and damaged a neighbouring flat.

Amica Mutual Insurance claims "catastrophic water damage" was caused to his neighbour's home after Kravitz allowed the toilet to become "blocked, clogged and congested with various materials".

Backchat doubts the £185,000 will bother Kravitz much, but locating the offending loo might be tricky - his £5m home does have eight, after all.