Simon Cowell Puts A Halt On X Factor While Cheryl Cole Recovers From Illness
Posted on Mon Jul 12, 2010 09:45 AM PDT

simonface200.jpgLONDON, UK (X17online) - Simon Cowell is paying a visit to fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, who remains in intensive care after suffering from malaria.

Cole, 26, who is reportedly resting in a private clinic, has been told by Cowell to concentrate on her health ... and that filming for X Factor will fit around her schedule.

According to 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."

The source adds, "She obviously missed a few of the regional auditions and bootcamp is due to start on July 22. Simon had a meeting with X Factor and ITV1 execs yesterday to instruct them to push back bootcamp until Cheryl is ready."

Filling in as a guest judge ... Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger.