X Factor 2010: Supportive Simon Cowell to visit Cheryl Cole in hospital

Simon Cowell is reportedly planning to take time out of his hectic schedule to visit Cheryl Cole in hospital next week, it has been reported.

The music mogul is currently in Manchester, hosting X Factor auditions with Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh. Cheryl was supposed to join them for the three day stint but has spent much of the week in intensive care after contracting Malaria during a holiday in Tanzania. Ever the caring boss, Cowell is said to be planning to drop in on his protégées hospital ward as soon as he returns to London next week.

Cheryl had been hoping to return to The X Factor in time for the bootcamp stage next week, but after complications arose and fluid gathered on her lungs, Cowell has told her to take all the time she needs and concentrate on getting better and not getting back to work.

The big-hearted star has also sent a stream of get well soon cards and flowers.

A source told the Mirror: “All the judges have been really supportive of Cheryl, Simon in particular.

“He originally contacted her management team to inform them there was no hurry; her health was number one priority.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!