Lady Gaga is scared of telephones

42407, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Friday July 9 2010. Lady Gaga performs for the Today Show concert at Rockefeller Center in New York. Photograph:   Darla Khazei,
The wierd and wonderful star is concerned by the radiation emitted by mobile phones.

The singer, who has a hit with song Telephone, is reportedly terrified of getting a brain tumour from using a portable device and now insists a member of her crew holds her phone a short distance away from her whenever she has to make a call.

A source said: “There have been various reports suggesting mobile phone use can increase your risk of developing cancer and brain tumours and even though there’s no firm evidence, it really freaked her out”.

“She’s now insisting that whenever she makes a call, one of her team keys the numbers into her phone, then holds it up to her face so when she speaks it isn’t too close to her head, she then listens to her calls on the speakerphone.”

The source also says the Lady Gaga has now only designated a certain amount of time each day to walking, and that her security team have to take it in turns to carry her to various locations.  Well, we’ve all seen the heels she wears, if you can be carried you’re going to take the easy option?

The source added: “Everyone around Gaga tries to tolerate her annoying and weird behaviour because they know it’s likely to be just another phase.”