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'I'm still alive'

Leona Lewis has spoken for the first about the attack she suffered at the hands of X-Factor reject Peter Kowalczyk during a book signing in London earlier this month, saying that while it was a harrowing experience, she put it down to being famous. Anyway, she’s from Hackney, and Hackney girls are tough.

‘It could have been worse,’ she told Sky News. ‘I'm still alive, it's just something you have to deal with when you have fame and the positives far outweigh the negatives. I don't like to dwell on the negatives, I'm a very positive person.’

Kowalczyk has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and is being examined by psychiatrists. He has been deemed unfit to face trial. The case has been adjourned until 23 November.

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