Cheryl was caught in a mid-air row with a fellow plane passenger when he tried to take photographs of her.
The X Factor star, 26, was reduced to tears and stood up to protest about the man to flight staff. Cheryl was travelling from Paris to Los Angeles with her PA when the row flared.
Another traveller on last week’s Air France flight, Michael Ourabah, told The People: “Cheryl was sitting in ‘La Premiere’ class with another girl and I was nearby. She made a fuss with the cabin crew when one of the business class passengers went to take some snaps. She accused him of trying to take pictures while she was trying to keep herself to herself on the flight.
“A stewardess had to come and tell the other passenger to leave Cheryl alone. Cheryl looked pretty upset by it.” The Girls Aloud singer was jetting to LA to work on material for her second solo album. She was also due to meet up with her close friend, dancer Derek Hough, who starred in the video for her latest single Parachute.
Cheryl is currently in the middle of a messy split from her England footballer husband Ashley, 29, after he allegedly cheated on her with four women.
A spokesman for the singer yesterday confirmed the plane incident.