Kelly Rowland will not be appearing on the X Factor UK this weekend.
The ‘Motivation’ singer was struck down with a serious throat infection during a planned business trip to Los Angeles. While on her flight from London to LA, the Grammy winner is believed to have contracted a rare virus – which, by the time time of landing, left her almost unable to swallow.
Rushed to hospital, the 30 year old has been there since under the advice of doctors.
And while she rests up ahead an expected return next week, it has been confirmed that Pop force Alexandra Burke will step in to represent Kelly on tonight and tomorrow night’s live shows.
Given the media propaganda surrounding the supposed “Kelly+Misha B /Tulisa beef”, it’s fair to say the timing of Rowland’s illness is probably the worst it could be.
However, with former X Factor winner Burke taking up her cause, fans of Kelly’s Girls category can breathe a sigh of relief. For, with Tulisa and co’s claws out and ready to rip, it would have been a distaster.com had her acts have to fend for themselves against the likes of Tulisa and her calculated antics.
We’ll certainly be watching. Will you?