Cheryl Cole ‘Hours From Death’
Friend claims the star nearly died; says battle ‘far from over’...
Cheryl Cole was close to death when she was diagnosed with malaria, according to a report in News of the World.
A friend of the star revealed the extent of her illness to the newspaper: “We nearly lost her and the battle is far from over... It got so bad she was literally only hours from death's door. Even now she can't talk. She drifts in and out of consciousness and when she comes round all she can do is sob."
Although Cheryl has been moved from intensive care to a private clinic, the source said the X Factorboot camp and won’t perform at the V Festival next month, although no official announcement has been made as yet.
It’s likely the star’s low immunity – due to the stresses in her personal life and her recent weight loss – added to the severity of the illness and will increase recovery time.