The stricken star is told to stay in bed...

Pop singer and former soap star Martine McCutcheon has collapsed through nervous exhaustion just the day after reports of her health struggles became known.

According to this morning’s (October 27) UK tabloids, Martine, who has recently battled weight problems as well as debilitating glandular fever, hepatitis and pneumonia, passed out at a party this week at London’s Planetarium on Wednesday night (October 25).

But her management are denying that the faint was a publicity stunt to help the release of her single ‘I’m Over You’, which was released on Monday (October 23), or sales of her autobiography, ‘Who Does She Think She Is?’ which was also released this week.

A spokesperson told The Star newspaper: “It’s quite serious. She is completely exhausted.”

After being told to stay in bed, the star pulled out of her scheduled appearance at a record shop in Sheffield and Boyzone heartthrob Ronan Keating took her place instead.