Sick Cheryl Tweedy has asked for a private nurse at her side 24 hours a day to help her recover from malaria.
Cheryl, 27, is currently being looked after by mum Joan Callaghan, 50, and dancer pal Derek Hough, 25, at her Surrey mansion. But she has asked manager Hilary Shaw to find her a nurse to make sure she makes a full recovery.
A friend said: “Cheryl is petrified of going back downhill. She wants to know she is eating the right food and her medication is working. Her team are talking to nursing agencies.”
Cheryl was discharged from a private London hospital last week after being treated for the illness she caught while holidaying with Derek in Tanzania. She was also diagnosed with severe exhaustion.
Doctors sent her home with medication but warned she needed total rest. Her illness has already forced her to pull out of performing at the V-Festival next month as well as several X Factor auditions.
But she hopes to return when contestants arrive at judges’ houses to fight for a place in the live final.