Sinitta has revealed how her recent cancer scare shocked close friend Simon Cowell, and left him “flabbergasted.”
The star confirmed last week that she had a benign tumour in her stomach, which has now been removed.
“He was quite flabbergasted,” said Sinitta about Simon’s reaction when she told him.
“And then I just started talking about other things that I was worried about and he said, ‘Let’s just focus on this for the moment’, and told me to forget everything else and concentrate on getting well.
“So that was it, it was just my mother, Simon and my ex-husband Andy in Hong Kong – as I needed to tell him in case he had to look after the children.”
She also spoke about rumours about who would be a judge on the US version of the X Factor, saying, “I don’t know anything about it at all. And I don’t know that she’s taking my position in America, we don’t know that she’s going to be a judge over there or over here, so it’s all to play for.”