Cheryl Cole was diagnosed with Malaria in July 2010 after returning home from a tour in Tanzania with dancer Derek Hough and the disease made her so delirious and paranoid to an extent that she began accusing the doctors and medical staff of attempting to kill her, while all they were doing was treating her in the hospital.
Extracts taken from her just released autobiography, “Cheryl: My Story”, which came out in October 11, Cheryl mentioned, “I remember waking up in Cromwell Hospital, delirious. That was when I started accusing the doctors of trying to kill me”.
“They had been trying to take my blood again as soon as I arrived. They were also covering my body in freezing, wet towels to try and lower my temperature, but I flung these back at them.
‘First they were struggling to find a vein, and then there was blood pumping out of my wrist. My face was so puffy my eyes were like slits, and I was so swollen I looked nine months pregnant.
‘A guy held an oxygen mask on my face, but I said, ‘I know what you’re doing. You’re all trying to kill me. Don’t think I’m stupid”.
The 29-year-old, singer’s condition turned so life threatening that doctors gave her only 24 hours to live, if she her body doesn’t respond to the treatment procedures.
Cheryl said, ‘Both lungs were filled with fluid, my liver was three times normal size and I was five minutes away from needing life-long kidney dialysis.
‘I didn’t know that then, thank God. They put a catheter on me and I heard someone say, ‘If she doesn’t get rid of some of this fluid in the next 24 hours, we’ve lost her.’
‘I heard my mum’s voice, and then somebody told her, ‘She may have left it too late.’ ‘She’ll be fine,’ my mum replied calmly. ‘Cheryl’s a fighter.’ She never, ever flaps.’