Kelly Rowland struggled through illness to cast her vote on Britain's The X Factor by phone from her sickbed in America on Sunday night (30Oct11).
The former Destiny's Child star is a judge on the British version of the TV talent show, but she pulled out of this weekend's (29-30Oct11) live installments after falling sick during a trip to Los Angeles.
Rowland is battling an "extremely rare" virus and has been advised not to travel back to Britain until she is fully recovered.
However, she made a dramatic return to the show on Sunday as she cast her vote by telephone, sending one of her own acts home.
The singer has vowed to return to her seat on the judging panel next Saturday (05Nov11).