As Peter Andre's close family gather in London at the bedside of his seriously ill brother, the star has learned of the vicissitudes of fame by once again being faced by acerbic Twitter trolls about his sibling's ailing health.
The Aussie 'Mysterious Girl' singer, who shot to stardom as a blast from the past of I'm A Celebrity a few years back, sent a message to fans two days ago that he would be postponing the rest of his UK tour after hearing the sudden decline in the health of his brother, Andrew, 54.
A spokesman for Peter said: “His brother Andrew’s health has taken a turn for the worse and Peter has made the decision to be with him and his family at this time,'' the Huffington Post reports.
Peter (right) with his brother Andre Andre earlier this year - Wenn
And whilst many of Peter's more than two million Twitter followers sent their best wishes, a rumour began to spread that Andrew Andre had died with it being dispelled by other fans as being ''sick'' and tasteless.
The singer, who is normally very chatty with his Twitter followers, has not said a word on the social networking site since making the statement about his tour.
Andrew was diagnosed with kidney cancer in February this year.