Cheryl Cole Has Malaria

July 6, 2010 By:
Cheryl Cole Has Malaria

Poor Cheryl Cole, she just can't catch a break. Just one month after filing for divorce from her cheating hubby Ashley Cole, she's picked up a potentially deadly disease.

Cheryl got bitten by a mosquito while on vacation in Tanzania last month with DWTS pro Derek Hough. She collapsed at a photo shoot on Saturday and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

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An insider revealed to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “She had 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.”

Derek rushed to her bedside as soon as he heard the news. The insider added: “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.

“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.”

A statement from Cheryl’s rep has confirmed she is canceling all work commitments until she has made a full recovery. The statement read: “Following doctor's advice Cheryl Cole will be canceling all work commitments for the next week.”

We wish Cheryl a speedy recovery!