Cheryl Cole pulls out of V Festival due to malaria

Singer still receiving treatment in London

Cheryl Cole has pulled out of playing the V Festival next month (August 21-22), as she is being treated for malaria.

The Girls Aloud member was diagnosed with the disease last Monday (July 5), and has cancelled the festival appearance due to medical advice, reports BBC News.

V Festival takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Cole‘s spokeswoman said that she was “making good progress” after being admitted to intensive care on Friday (July 9).

Cole will also not be appearing in The X Factor which airs later this month.