London: Kelly Rowland, former member of the music band Destiny`s Child, won`t judge the British version of the music reality show "The X Factor" due to illness.
Rowland fell sick during a trip to Los Angeles.
"I`m so sick - I have no idea what is wrong with me, but I have the worst sore throat. I`ve been in tears all week. It got so bad that I stopped eating and drinking and got so dehydrated the doctor put me on a drip," contactmusic.com quoted the 30-year-old as saying.
"Even now I can`t swallow anything - not even my own saliva... I was on the plane and I got this weird scratchy feeling in my throat...The doctor said that whatever I had was extremely rare. The infection is really low down in my throat," she added.
"The X Factor" bosses have reportedly asked Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, a judge on the US version of the programme, to take Rowland`s place until she is better.