For the past two days, concerns over Cheryl Cole’s health have been growing. On Monday, it was reported that the Fight For This Love singer had been told to take a week off work due to severe exhaustion. However yesterday it was confirmed that Cheryl Cole is suffering from malaria. Today, the news worsens as it seems her condition is worse than originally thought.
Cole is currently in intensive care and is said to be having headaches and a high fever. A source said that she is showing no signs of improvement and may be unable to participate in this year’s X Factor at all. Her illness is also likely to delay her second album’s release.
According to the Sun newspaper, a spokesperson for Cheryl Cole said, “It is a lot more serious than first thought. Everyone thought she would pull through after 24 hours but there have been no signs of improvement. She is very ill and will not be out of hospital for a while. Everyone is holding their breath.”
Britain’s favourite Geordie lass is under heavy medication to fight the disease, but because of her small frame, the drugs are taking their toll. Due to Cheryl Cole’s busy work schedule, her body was already weakened from tiredness. There are fears that she may face permanent liver damage as a result.
Aside from her serious health problems, Cheryl Cole has also been in the news today for allegedly acting like a “diva” on the set of the X Factor. Comments were made to the magazine Closer that Cole has not been her usual friendly self at the auditions for the reality talent show and fans felt snubbed by her when she was frostier than the other judges.
A source from inside the X Factor has been quoted as saying, “”Instead of having an open door policy, she’s now said she’s not to be disturbed on set, and has started to shout out orders. She doesn’t seem to be her usual relaxed self. She seems to be full of anxiety and tension and can be stroppy on set.”
No big surprise considering she had been suffering from the early symptoms of a potentially deadly disease since her return from Tanzania on June 22nd.
My thoughts go out to Cheryl and her family – let’s hope she can use some of her fighting spirit to get herself back on her feet!