Alexandra in hospital over bug bite scare

London: Alexandra Burke had to check into a hospital after a nasty bug bite during her ongoing Asia tour caused a severely swollen ankle.

The `Bad Boys` hitmaker, who won UK talent show `The X Factor` in 2008, visited Japan and Hong Kong earlier this month as part of a promotional tour.

The 22-year-old singer got a scare during the trip when her lower leg started to balloon up and she rushed to see the doctor on Monday, reported Contactmusic.

Burke was diagnosed with a "bad reaction" to an insect bite and was prescribed medication to ease the pain.

"I`ve been bitten on my ankle... And now my ankle is swollen! Should I be worried? It hurts... Seeing a doctor first thing tomorrow," she wrote on her Twitter page.

After the check-up, Burke posted, "At the hospital and have been seen. Doc says it`s a very bad reaction to a bite... So I`m on medication. All should be fine...

"For those asking, my ankle is OK. No more pain thanks to the medication. Have to get it checked when I get back 2 the UK," she added.

PTI

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