*The UK’s “X Factor” will be missing a judge for a little while. Kelly Rowland is taking some time off due to a throat infection.
“I’ve been in tears all week,” Kelly told “The Sun.” “The infection is really low down in my throat.”
She was not specific about what exactly is wrong, but her reps confirmed that she’ll be taking time to tend to her health.
“Kelly is devastated she won’t be here for this weekend’s show,” her rep said in a statement on Friday. “She is extremely ill with a viral throat infection and her doctors aren’t permitting her to fly.”
According to reports, the singer started to feel sick last Sunday while traveling from the UK to LA. During the flight, she admitted something to bother her throat and by the time she landed, she couldn’t swallow.
“I’ve been on a drip, had injections of antibiotics and been drinking water non-stop. I even had a cortisone shot,” Kelly said.
Hopefully she’ll be back on the show next week.