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I was given 24 hours to live

Cheryl Cole has revealed that she was given 24 hours to live by doctors during her Malaria scare back in the summer.

Cole contracted the disease while on holiday in Tanzania with her dancer friend Derek Hough in June, trying to get over her divorce from Ashley Cole, and subsequently collapsed during the X Factor auditions, and doctors were preparing to inform her family of her imminent death while she was in intensive care.

‘I was given 24 hours at one point,’ Cole said to Sara Cox on Radio 1. ‘I was in and out of consciousness. Your body aches and your skin hurts to touch. I had blood tests.

‘My mum was strong, she was my rock. I was in and out of consciousness. Yes, Derek helped me.’

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