Cheryl Cole opens up about the health scare that almost killed her, saying: "It opened my eyes to health and things I hadn’t focused on before. It’s now less about work, work, work and more about making time to chill and be with my friends and family."
Cheryl caught malaria while on holiday in Tanzania with American dancer Derek Hough in June 2010, who she had a short romance with. The Girls Aloud singer is now single after a brief reconciliation with her former husband, footballer Ashley Cole, 30.
During recover, doctors ordered Cheryl to stop exercising and put on weight, and the svelte star – who was given just 24 hours to live at one point – had no choice but to obey them to beat the illness. "I just ate everything" she said. And it looks as though it's certainly paid off, with the star looking in better shape than ever.