A spokesperson for Cheryl Cole has confirmed that she is being treated in hospital for malaria.
It follows news yesterday that the singer has cancelled all work commitments for this week following advice from doctors.
The ‘X Factor’ judge reportedly collapsed at the weekend during a photo shoot for her new album at a North London studio.
It is believed she contracted the disease during a visit to the east African country of Tanzania last month.
Malaria is transmitted by the bites of infected mosquitoes and symptoms include headaches, fever and vomiting.
If not treated promptly it can become life-threatening.