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'X Factor' 2015: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Treated By Medics After Burning Foot On Hair Straighteners At Auditions

21/07/2015 08:45 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 08:59 BST

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was left in agony at Monday’s (20 July) ‘X Factor’ auditions, after burning her foot backstage.

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The singer held up tryouts at London’s Wembley Arena for over an hour, as medics treated her burn, which she sustained as she was getting camera ready.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

She then had to hobble through the arena to her seat on the panel, wearing a pair of slippers.

According to The Mirror, Simon Cowell told the audience: “Cheryl has really hurt her foot.”

He then jokingly said it “may need to be amputated”, but added that she “still wanted to work”.

Nick Grimshaw also got in on the larks, telling her after they watched one act perform: “Do you want to say anything, Cheryl, or is your leg too injured to speak?”

As a result of her injury, Cheryl didn’t join Simon, Grimmy and and fellow judge Rita Ora for their usual walk out on stage, being taken directly to her chair.

And she may also be forced to give up wearing her beloved heels for the next few days, as tryouts continue.

Earlier this week, Simon spoke out to defend Cheryl after her weight became the topic of tabloid speculation.

He insisted the judge is “not trying to make herself thin”, adding that he believed she “picked up a bug”.

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Cheryl with the other 'X Factor' judges

“The first thing I did when I went to Manchester with her was eat. For some reason, we wanted a Wimpy rather than a McDonald’s,” he told The Sun.

“We couldn’t find one in the end but we found another burger shop and she had the same as me.”

'X Factor' 2015 Auditions: London

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