Cheryl Cole discharged from hospital

Updated: Jul 10, 2010, 13:43 PM IST

London: Singer Cheryl Cole, who was rushed to hospital after being diagnosed with malaria, has been discharged from the hospital and shifted to a private clinic to recuperate.

The singer was admitted to the Tropical Diseases specialist unit at University College Hospital in central London this Sunday, Daily Mail reported.

"Cheryl Cole today came out of intensive care and has left UCLH. She has now been transferred to a private clinic where she will remain for her recovery," a statement from the singer`s side said.

It looks difficult for the 27-old star to return to `X Factor` as a judge in time for the boot camp section of the ITV talent show which takes place later this month. Her performances at the V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford on August 21 and 22 also look difficult.

Cole reportedly caught the disease after being bitten by a mosquito while on holiday in Tanzania last month with US dancer and close friend Derek Hough.

Hough, 25, has been at her side during her stay in intensive care with Cole`s mother Joan Callaghan.

The singer was not feeling well for a week but her health problems came to light when she dramatically collapsed at a photo-shoot last Saturday.