29/11/2013 06:07 GMT

James Arthur Reportedly Suffers 'Meltdown' After Receiving Death Threats

'X Factor' winner James Arthur has reportedly suffered an "emotional breakdown" after becoming the target of death threats.

The news comes shortly after the 'Impossible' singer was diagnosed with acute exhaustion.

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"James has really been struggling and is not in a good place with everything that has happened," a source told The Sun.

James is now allegedly seeking professional help to cope with the backlash against him following the homophobic rap that caused him to have a Twitter spat with fellow 'X Factor' finalist Lucy Spraggan.

And his use of the words "f***ing queer" in the rap have also led to a Facebook campaign calling for James to be banned from performing on the ITV singing contest this weekend.

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James Arthur and Lucy Spraggan

So far over 11,000 people have signed up to the 'Drop Homophobe James Arthur from XFactor' Facebook page.

James' representatives have been contacted for a comment on this story.

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