London: Cheryl Cole has pulled out of a performance at Britain`s upcoming music event - V Festival - after being struck with malaria.
Doctors have advised her to rest as she fights the mosquito-borne illness, which has reportedly left her unable to speak.
Cole`s representative has confirmed she will no longer take part in the two-day V Festival starting Aug 21-22, reports contactmusic.com.
"Cheryl Cole is making good progress but following medical advice she will not be able to take part in X Factor`s boot camp stage or perform at V Festival," said the representative.
She has also pulled out of the `boot camp` auditions of Britain`s `The X Factor`, which were due to begin on July 22.