Cheryl Cole is being treated in a London hospital for malaria after collapsing during a photoshoot on Saturday afternoon for her new album. Originally thought to be suffering from exhaustion, doctors ordered her to get some rest. Cole’s condition soon turned to worse with friends claiming her health dramatically deteriorated the next day and she began ‘sweating and shaking’ and she was rushed to the hospital after reportedly drifting in and out of consciousness.
“On Sunday evening her condition deteriorated so rapidly she knew it was something serious. She’d spent 48 hours in bed trying to sleep off what she thought was a stomach bug. She was extremely weak, sweating and drifting in and out of consciousness. She was driven to hospital where tests showed malaria.”
Friends said Cole and her doctors believe she had contracted the illness after being bitten by a mosquito during a brief vacation to Tanzania last month with boyfriend Derek Hough. She had been taking malaria tablets but reportedly told doctors she had been suffering with “stomach pains” since returning. Hough is reportedly by her side and is said to be “mortified by what’s happened.”
“He’s mortified by what’s happened and is utterly devastated at what she’s going through – not least because it happened on a trip he’d planned. He will always be there for her and his presence has cheered her up no end. It’s the exact tonic she needs to get through this. She really is quite poorly but at least the results came back quickly so the doctors can focus on giving her the right treatment. He is worried sick about her. He’s sticking close by her bedside and trying to keep her cheerful. He’s probably the best tonic she’s got right now.”
Cole is expected to remain in hospital for treatment over the next few days and will likely have to take a few weeks off work to recover. Poor girl has had a horrible year! Get well soon Cheryl!
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