Mel B has been forced to withdraw from the judging panel of The X Factor. She was suddenly taken ill on Friday and rushed into hospital to receive medical care, her manager confirmed.
‘Mel B is in hospital and we’re hoping she returns tomorrow,’ Jonathan Shalit, OBE told MailOnline on Saturday.
Mel was hospitalised on Thursday, just 24 hours after she was onstage with her X Factor finalist, Andrea Faustini, at the Royal Albert Hall.
She was unable to support her act at a pre-finals press conference the same day, however, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was on hand to show support for Andrea.
While the reason for Mel’s hospitalisation has yet to be confirmed, The Sun have reported that the judge is suffering from ‘extreme exhaustion.’
The newspaper also claim her husband Stephen Belafonte has been by his wife’s side as the medical team work hard to help her recover in time for the final X Factor show of the current series.
For now, Tulisa Contostavlos has been called into replace Mel and mentor Andrea during Saturday night’s first live final.
Get well soon Mel! x