Cheryl Cole: 'I was given 24 hours to live'
Friday 15 October 2010
Cheryl Cole was told that she had 24 hours to live after she contracted the deadly disease, malaria this year.
During a two-hour interview for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, the singer revealed that she wrote a will after doctors told she was on the brink of death.
Cheryl’s mum Joan Tweedy watched the interview along with her Girls Aloud band mates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts, who all wept as she discussed her battle against the illness.
The star admitted drinking three vodkas the night before a photo shoot, which left her feeling like she had ‘the worst hangover’.
It turned out to be the start of her struggle with the disease.
‘I thought I was going to die, I actually thought I was going to die. I thought if I’m going to die I want to die soon because I was in so much pain’.
The X Factor star also spoke openly for the first time about the breakdown of her marriage to England footballer Ashley.
The 27-year-old revealed she still regularly speaks to him, despite his many infidelities, during their three-and-a-half year marriage.
She admitted she will ‘always love’ him.
The ‘Fight for this Love’ singer then broke down in tears and insisted she still believed he was ‘a genuinely nice guy’.
‘Once we get over this obstacle, I hope we can be friends again. A part of me will always love Ashley.’
Watch the full interview Saturday 23rd
By Jemma Gillard
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