NORTH-EAST rock musician Barry Hyde has recovered after he suffered an allergic reaction to homeopathic medicine he took to help him cope with his band's busy schedule.

Mr Hyde, of Sunderland band The Futureheads, returned to the region from London to notice his feet and tongue were swelling.

He started having breathing difficulties and was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with anaphylactic shock.

After he was put on a drip for a morning, he was discharged in time for a show in Newcastle.

Mr Hyde said he took the medicine to help with jet lag.

After three weeks over Christmas and New Year with his girlfriend in New Zealand, he had to fly to Los Angeles, US, for a video shoot. He said: "I was really scared. Everything was swelling up -my fingers, my tongue, I could not breathe properly."