Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins has invited a burns victim and her family to be special guests at a forthcoming concert, after the woman criticized Jenkins in a recent TV documentary.

The mezzo-soprano was shocked when the woman, Emily Savage, criticized Jenkins in a TV documentary about burns victims. Jenkins claims that the quotes attributed to her, and her thoughts on her own appearance, were misquoted from a foreign source.

"It really annoyed me when Katherine Jenkins came out and said it was very difficult being beautiful because people don't take her seriously," said Savage on Katie Piper: My Beautiful Friends. "Like I am going to feel sorry for Katherine Jenkins. Get over it. Would she prefer to look like me? Does she want to swap lives?"

However, Jenkins claims that the quote, which appeared in UK tabloids, was wrongly translated from a Belgian interview.

The star contacted Savage on Twitter, making a public apology for any hurt caused and inviting the young woman and her family as guests to her Dublin gig in May.