Sick Cheryl Cole pulls out of V Festival

POP princess Cheryl Cole has pulled out of next month’s V Festival and the boot camp stage of hit TV show The X Factor due to her ongoing fight with malaria.

The 27-year-old star contracted the disease on a trip to Tanzania last month, despite taking malaria tablets.

A spokeswoman said last night that she was “making good progress” but following medical advice she would not be able to take part in the boot camp stage of the X Factor or perform at V.

She was due to appear at the festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford on August 21 and at Weston Park on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, the following day.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter