Kylie Minogue has called the police after being threatened by a "deluded weirdo" on Twitter.

The Australian singer says that one of her followers has been sending her threatening messages via the microblogging site.

On her Twitter feed, she told fans - who she refers to as her "lovers": "I love 1,033,861 of you LOVERS, but 1 is not a lover, just a deluded weirdo making threat#andthatdoesnotmakeyouspecial SO..police alerted."

Her followers have rushed to her aid, with one fan writing: "Whoever the wierdo is I hope he (I assume its a he) gets what he deserves. Leave Kylie alone. (sic)"


Another added: "1,033,861 are now looking for the 1 deluded weirdo. We got your back. Stay sparkly:)x"

It is not the first time that Kylie, 43, - who is currently celebrating her 25th year in the music industry - has had to contact police because of the darker side of fame.

In 2003 she called in officers after receiving 700 threatening letters at her home and office.

Meanwhile her celebratory plans for 2012 look set to continue with Kylie scheduled to play a live show at Sydney's Mardi Gras in March and make re-recordings of her classic tracks backed by an orchestra.

- BANG! Showbiz