Everyone was concerned for 4th Impact’s Celina Cercado when she collapsed on The X Factor stage last weekend.
The 19-year-old fainted minutes after finding out that she and her sisters had been eliminated from the competition, following an intense sing-off with Rita Ora‘s girl Lauren Murray.
Their mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini revealed the news on The Xtra Factor, telling hosts Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom: ‘I could see her, and I was talking to her and she wasn’t engaging.
‘I pulled her in closer to ask if she was alright and she just went, she passed out. She’s fine, she’s being sorted out, her family’s here.’
Fans were understandably concerned when photographs later emerged of her being lifted into an ambulance, although she was eventually allowed home without going to hospital.
But worryingly, this wasn’t the first time she’d collapsed during her time on The X Factor. Earlier this month, she was taken ill shortly before 4th Impact were due to perform on a live show.
Now Simon Cowell’s close friend Sinitta has suggested why Celina has ended up poorly twice within such a short space of time.
Sinitta was live-Tweeting the drama at the weekend, although it seems Simon wasn’t particularly happy with her doing this.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror at London’s Global Gift Gala, the 52-year-old said: ‘They sort of do [tell me off] but they realise it’s important [to tell people].
‘I think it’s just those girls particularly never stop. They don’t stop, eat, relax, sleep.
‘I think [they put too much pressure on themselves] to make their country [the Philippines] proud. It’s like old school, like the Jacksons etc.
‘It’s like: “God, take a break.” But I think they’ll be massive. I thought they’d make the finals.’
We agree. Just please take a breather first, ladies.