Cheryl Cole Pulls Out Of V Fest to Treat Malaria

Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud performs at Wembley Stadium as part of Coldplays Viva La Vida tour at Wembley Stadium on September 18, 2009 in London, England.

U.K. pop singer Cheryl Cole has withdrawn from TV and festival commitments while she receives treatment for malaria.

Cole, who has a solo career in addition to her role in Girls Aloud, has pulled out of August's V Festival dates in the U.K. next month.

"V Festival sadly informs fans that Cheryl Cole will no longer be performing at this year's festival," said a statement from the organizers. "Our thoughts are with Cheryl at this time and we wish her a quick return back to full health. "

The BBC reports she has also had to pull out of filming for the new series of "The X Factor" later this month.

Cole was admitted to hospital on July 5 and transferred to a private clinic four days later. She is thought to have contracted malaria on a trip to Tanzania.


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