Naomi Campbell jumps straight back on to the catwalk

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Naomi Campbell jumped straight back into the supermodel saddle yesterday, appearing on a Paris catwalk just 12 hours after being discharged from intensive care in a hospital on Gran Canaria.

The 27-year-old model from Streatham, south London (right), who has earned an estimated pounds 10m during her career, strenously denied that she had attempted to take her life.

Her agent, Xavier Moreau of the Elite modelling agency, played down her time in hospital. "It's much ado about nothing," he said. "The proof is that she is not in the hospital."

He rubbished media speculation that Ms Campbell had taken an overdose following a falling-out with her Spanish boyfriend, the flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes, recently photographed with another woman. "She is not the type to suffer over love," he said.

Meanwhile, Miss Campbell's mother, Valerie, 44, announced that she was not going to cut short a business trip to Canada.

Paul Pearson, PR manager for the 44-year-old model and entertainer, said his client was keeping up with her daughter's situation. "As it was nothing serious, she is not cutting short her trip to return early, but is delighted that Naomi is okay."

But it was not a great day for Ms Campbell yesterday. Her attempts to revive her flagging singing career were knocked back when organisers of the Carlsberg Concert '97 refused her request to perform at the event.

The supermodel turned singer had asked to duet on the Human League hit Don't You Want Me with Jon Bon Jovi at the Wembley spectacular, which is expected to attract 80,000 people.

A spokesman for the show said: "Given her past singing experience we didn't think Naomi would fit in with the other artists on the line-up. Her choice of song seems a bit ironic now."

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