Even unparalleled beauty is no match for malaria.
Soon after a trip to Tanzania last week with boyfriend Derek Hough, Cheryl Cole came down with a case of this dangerous disease. Friends told The Daily Mail that The X Factor judge was rushed to the hospital after a bout of "sweating and shaking" at home.
Cole will remain in the hospital for a few days and will need many weeks to recover from the ailment. Said a source:
"Cheryl hadn't been feeling herself for about a week. She was feeling tired and listless... During Sunday afternoon, Cheryl went downhill quickly. She was sweating and shaking and in a bad way."
Get better soon, Cheryl! Send in your best wishes to this malaria-stricken sex symbol today!
A spokesman says a mosquito likely bit his client and added: "Following doctors' advice, Cheryl Cole will be canceling all work commitments for the next week."
In related news, we've never been so jealous of a mosquito in all our lives.