POSH ILLNESS SHOCK

A bout of meningitis has forced the singer to cancel promotional appearances...

POSH SPICE VICTORIA BECKHAM has revealed that a bout of meningitis has forced her to cancel a string of European promotional appearances.

The singer has a viral strain of the brain inflammation illness, though it is neither serious nor contagious.

She contracted the bug in Germany earlier this week, forcing her to return home rather than complete a number of promotional shows for the ‘Out Of Your Mind’ single.

Beckham revealed the news on London’s Capital FM when she called the morning show to hit back at jokes that had been made on air questioning the veracity of her illness.

Traffic reporter Russ Kane had joked with presenter Neil Fox saying: “Poor Victoria. Maybe she should get together with the long-suffering Mrs Kane if she wants to discuss stress over the last three years.”

He later apologised for the comments saying: “Had I known Victoria was ill, I would never had made the remark.”

Both Victoria and soccer star husband David Beckham are patrons of the Meningitis Research Fund.