( FF ) - Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to stay away from the US.
The actress' Coldplay star husband Chris Martin was involved in a scuffle with a paparazzo last week shortly after Gwyneth left a New York hospital where she had been treated for a gastrointestinal problem.
The Los Angeles-born star - who mainly lives in the UK now with her British spouse and their two children, daughter Apple and son Moses - was so shaken up by the incident she has decided not to go back to her home country unless she "absolutely has to".
A source close to Gwyneth said: "She told me, 'I won't cross the pond, unless I absolutely have to for work.' Gwyneth was truly frightened by the intensity of the whole thing.
"She was feeling really fragile at that time and didn't need to face that."
The incident - which was caught on camera - saw Chris wrestle the photographer to the floor and take his camera, before handing it back to the snapper after he grabbed the musician from behind.
Gwyneth reportedly shouted at the shutterbug: "Are you crazy? I'm not Britney Spears!"