X Factor star 'severely unwell' as she's pictured in hospital

Amelia Lily
-Credit: (Image: Instagram/@amelialily)

Singer Amelia Lily has shared an update with fans, revealing she's been "severely unwell" over recent days. The X Factor star has been forced to cancel an upcoming performance due to her health woes, which saw her rushed to hospital.

Amelia, 29, who also starred in MTV's Geordie Shore, told fans she'd been "admitted to hospital" and wouldn't be appearing at Sunderland Food and Drink Festival. She penned: "Hello everyone, after a really tough week of being severely unwell, I have never felt like this in my life. I have been admitted into hospital with an underlying infection."

"I am so sorry that I won't be able to perform tomorrow evening. I love performing and am absolutely gutted I can't be there tomorrow but I know I'm in the best place," Amelia added.

Amelia Lily
Amelia Lily has been admitted to hospital after becoming 'severely unwell' -Credit:Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty I

The singer, who is diabetic, then returned to social media on Sunday, 9 June to issue a new update with fans. She revealed she'd finally been given a diagnosis and was now at home resting after being discharged from hospital.

"I was discharged last last night and am back home, have to go back in the morning for some bloods but I am on the mend. It resulted in being a kidney infection which came from a uti that was left untreated," Amelia explained.

She continued: "I felt pain in my lower back at the start of the week and tried for three days to get into my drs, but they were not taking any more appointments or econsults which resulted into my vomiting and having the migraine and a fever, but with me being diabetic things can get a little more complicated as you can imagine."

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Amelia updated fans on Instagram -Credit:Instagram

Concluding her post, the 29 year old said thankfully "nothing else" had come up on scans, before thanking hospital staff for their care. She added: "I've also had an ultra sound on my kidneys and good news nothing else has showed up.

"I just want to say a massive thank you for all the wonderful staff on ward 37 at James cook hospital who looked after me and gave me the best care. I admire each and every single of you how hard you all work."

Amelia found fame on The Factor in 2011, coming in third place on the ITV show. She then took part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, before going on to join the cast of Geordie Shore in 2020 for two series.