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Cheryl Cole's Malaria: Singer & Host In Hospital After Collapse

07/ 6/10 08:52 AM ET   AP

Cheryl Cole Malaria

LONDON — A spokesman for British singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole says she is being treated in a London hospital for malaria.

Publicist Sundraj Sreenivasan said Tuesday the 27-year-old performer will have to cancel all work commitments for the next week. Cole reportedly recently returned from a trip to Tanzania.

Britain's tabloids reported that Cole, a judge along with Simon Cowell on the British reality talent show "The X Factor," collapsed during a photoshoot for her album on Saturday.

The Sun newspaper said Tuesday that she had been in the hospital for two days, but her spokesman declined to offer further details.


Filed by Katherine Thomson  |