Cheryl Cole battling bronchitis
Mar 12, 2010, 9:30 GMT
Cheryl Cole has fallen ill with bronchitis.
The 'Parachute' singer - who has had a turbulent few weeks after dumping husband Ashley Cole following revelations he cheated on her with several women - has been forced to cancel two public appearances as she battles the lung infection.
Cheryl was due to film an interview on British talk show 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' last night (11.03.10), to be aired tonight (12.03.10), and was scheduled to perform live on UK station Radio One today.
The 26-year-old pop star is apparently so unwell she can't even leave her house.
A source said: "Cheryl has been a trouper up until now but the pressure has finally got to her. She is very sick and feeling very, very low. The bronchitis has knocked her off her feet."
Last night, her spokesperson confirmed Cheryl had been forced to withdraw from her pre-arranged appearances.
The spokesperson said: "Cheryl has had to postpone all promotion until she is better."
Cheryl's estranged spouse Ashley is apparently desperate to fly over from France - where he is currently being treated for a broken ankle - so he can meet up with the 'Fight for This Love' singer.
The England soccer player is due to be checked over by medics later today, and has a car on standby to take him to the airport as soon as he gets the all-clear.
A fellow patient at the sports injury clinic said: "There is a car on standby and a plane waiting to go. It is like a military operation.
"He's had a long time to think about what he wants to say to his wife. Now he just wants to get on with it.
"I don't know what he'll do if doctors say he needs to stay. He'll probably sneak off to the roof and be whisked away by helicopter."