Kelly Rowland became one of the most talked about women in Britain last weekend after she missed last week’s X Factor. And just when we were starting to believe she was near-death, new photos emerged of Kelly leaving an appointment in LA yesterday, trying her best to look sick.

Alexandra Burke was left to take over Kelly’s position as an X Factor judge whilst Kelly was apparently on a drip, unable to eat or drink, but with reports of boss Simon Cowell threatening her to return to the UK and do her job, Kelly Rowland has come out for the first time since she announced she was too sick to appear on the show.

Now we don’t want to call Kelly a liar, because that’s mean but If I looked that good when I was ill, I’d be a happy woman. Speaking aboout her illness to The Sun, Kelly said

I’m so sick – I have no idea what is wrong with me, but I have the worst sore throat. It got so bad that I stopped eating and drinking and got so dehydrated the doctor put me on a drip. Even now I can’t swallow anything – not even my own saliva. The doctors don’t even really know what’s wrong, either. They say whatever I have is extremely rare.

Well let’s just hope she gets better and comes back to England soon, we’re getting a bit fed up of fresh-out-of-boot-camp X Factor contestants sitting on the judging panel.

Do you think Kelly Rowland is really ill?