The X Factor’s Mason Noise ‘drugged up’ to perform on show as contestants struggle with health issues

The singers have been struck down with illness

Mason Noise X Factor

by Owen Tonks |
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The stars of this year’s X Factor have been struck down by health issues which have left them struggling to perform on Saturday nights.

Last week, 4th Impact’s Celina Cercado almost passed out on stage, live on television, after being treated by an ambulance crew earlier in the day.

But, behind the scenes, other contestants have felt the strain thanks to their gruelling schedule of rehearsals, tuition and promotion.

Mason Noise, who was eliminated from the competition last night, told the Daily Star Sunday: “When you’re on the show you are rushed around so much. You don’t get time to eat or drink much, so everything just kind of gets to you.

“You do get adrenaline but when that’s gone you just shut down. The pressure gets to everyone. Everyone has been ill in the past week.”

Mason relied on painkillers to help him perform last night after being seen by doctors earlier in the week.

He said: “I’ve had really bad flu and swollen glands. I’ve had to go on voice rest. We’ve had to see how it goes.

“You just drug up and do what you can. All the way through I knew I had to just suck it up and perform.

“The doctors advised loads of painkillers and Ibuprofen and lots of sleep.”

GALLERY: The X Factor 2015 finalists


X Factor 2015 finalists

The Boys - Sean Miley Moore1 of 12

The Boys - Sean Miley Moore

The Boys - Mason Noise2 of 12

The Boys - Mason Noise

The Boys - Che Chesterman3 of 12

The Boys - Che Chesterman

The Overs - Anton Stephans4 of 12

The Overs - Anton Stephans

The Overs - Bupsi Brown5 of 12

The Overs - Bupsi Brown

The Overs - Max Stone6 of 12

The Overs - Max Stone

The Girls - Lauren Murray7 of 12

The Girls - Lauren Murray

The Girls - Keira Weathers8 of 12

The Girls - Keira Weathers

The Girls - Louisa Johnson9 of 12

The Girls - Louisa Johnson

The Groups - Fourth Impact10 of 12

The Groups - Fourth Impact

The Groups - Alien Uncovered11 of 12

The Groups - Alien Uncovered

The Groups - Reggie & Bollie12 of 12

The Groups - Reggie & Bollie

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