Cheryl's got malaria
, who collapsed at a photo shoot over the weekend, has been diagnosed with malaria after she was bitten by a mosquito in Tanzania last month. “She’s been taking malaria tablets regularly while on holiday and continued to take them even after she returned back, but she still tested positive for it,” confirmed an insider.
The sexy singer, who was holidaying in the African nation with dancer Derek Hough
, was originally thought to be suffering from exhaustion and gastroenteritis from working too hard on The X Factor
and her new album, before she was diagnosed with the disease. Her rumoured boyfriend Derek was immediately by her bedside as soon as he found out and is now blaming himself. “He’s mortified by what happened and is utterly devastated at what she’s going through – not least because it happened on a trip he’d planned,” adds the source. “It’s such a shame as she had such a lovely holiday with Derek and has such lovely memories of it. He is worried sick about her. He’s sticking close by her bedside and trying to keep her cheerful.”
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