THE lead singer of chart-topping British band N-Dubz lies motionless in a hospital bed, her face covered by a mask, after being diagnosed with suspected swine flu. But she fainted and needed medical attention during the flight — then had to be rushed to hospital yesterday after a doctor noted all the symptoms connected with the potentially deadly virus.
Tulisa was last night under observation on an isolation ward in Pendeli, Greece, as doctors awaited the results of tests. Tulisa Contostavlos, 20, flew to Athens on Thursday night for a break with family and friends after finishing a 23-date UK tour, when the band performed for thousands of teenage fans.
A source close to the band, currently top of the UK singles chart with Number One, said: “Tulisa is very poorly indeed. She has gone from a huge high of chart success and the tour to panicking about her health. “Tulisa’s family have been forced to wear masks and have only been allowed minimal contact. It is a terrifying time.”
The band’s spokesman said: “We are hopeful Tulisa will be given the all-clear and will be well enough to leave hospital in the next couple of days.”
Band members Richard “Fazer” Rawson, 22, and Tulisa’s cousin Dino “Dappy” Contostavlos, 21, are in Britain and have been told about her illness.