The musician father of embattled British pop star Tulisa Contostavlos has opened up about his heartache over her arrest on suspicion of supplying drugs.
The former N-Dubz star was quizzed by cops after she was allegedly caught on camera setting up a cocaine deal worth $1,240 to an undercover reporter from Britain's The Sun newspaper.
She was arrested and bailed last week (beg03Jun13) pending further inquiries, along with her rapper pal Mike GLC, who is accused of selling the cocaine.
Her estranged father, former Mungo Jerry musician Plato Contostavlos, has now spoken out about his fears for his daughter's wellbeing and career.
He tells The Sun, "I was devastated when I heard it - that's my child. I was hurt badly. I just thought, 'What's this - what are you doing? Have you had a drink too many and you're starting to talk rubbish'?
"All I know is that Tulisa was on the news and I went, 'Oh my God, I can't believe this'. I fear for Tulisa and her career and I'm trying to reach out to her so she can succeed again.
"I'm worried as a father about the people she's hanging about with. Any father on the planet would have fears - but I know she'll pull through because she has strong family."