Singer Kelly Rowland has vowed to return to the U.K. for next Saturday's (05Nov11) The X Factor, after a "rare" illness forced her to bow out of this weekend's (29-30Oct11) live shows.
The former Destiny's Child star is a judge on the British version of the TV talent show, but she pulled out of Saturday and Sunday's live installments after falling sick during a trip to Los Angeles.
It is not known what Rowland is suffering from, but her doctor, Shawn S. Nasseri, says, "It's extremely rare and I only see 10 or so cases a year. She has had intravenous antibiotics and we've done scans. Hopefully she'll be better in two or three days, but she needs to rest up."
British singer Alexandra Burke stepped in to replace Rowland on the live shows, but the star is determined to be back on the judging panel next week - and she has dismissed rumors she's planning to quit the program.
Her representative tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Kelly is making great progress and is expected to be on a plane back to the U.K. to take up her place back on the X Factor Ã‚judging panel next week.
"Rumors of her quitting are Ã‚completely untrue. Her doctor has said she needs a few days so we're confident that she will be flying back early next week after her latest check-up. She remains in contact with her girls (contestants) and is fully Ã‚supporting them this weekend."