The X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole, is currently being treated for malaria in a London hospital.
Cheryl’s publicist, Sundraj Sreenivasan, said Tuesday (via The Associated Press) that the 27-year-old performer would have to cancel all work commitments for the next week.
According to Britain’s tabloids, Cheryl collapsed during a photoshoot for her album on Saturday and was told to rest. However, her conditioned worsened and she was rushed to the hospital.
Cheryl recently traveled to Tanzania with Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough.
Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes.
Derek is “upset and worried” about Cheryl’s illness, a friend tells OK!.