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X Factor star Sam Bailey rushed to hospital after knocking herself out cold

The former reality star champ shared pictures of herself on a stretcher with a neck brace on following her nasty accident.

Sam Bailey was forced to pull out of her pantomime appearance after a ladder fell on top of her and knocked her out cold - as she retrieved a suitcase from her loft.

The former X Factor star was carried off in ambulance and deemed too unwell to take to the stage as the Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast.

40-year-old Sam had been due to performing at De Montfort Hall in Leicester before her nasty injury.

A spokesperson for the singer said Sam was knocked unconscious when the loft ladders sprang back and hit her on the head.

Sam was out cold (Image: BPM Media)

The singer had to be rushed to hospital (Image: BPM Media)

"Sam had got a suitcase out for her daughter Brooke who is going on a skiing trip," said the source.

"Her husband Craig was there and called the ambulance but Sam was on the floor for about an hour.

"Sam was checked over at Leicester Royal Infirmary then allowed home later that day," they added.

She had been due to take the stage in Leicester (Image: BPM Media)

The singer, a former prison officer at HMP Gartree near Market Harborough, has tweeted pictures of herself on a stretcher with a neck brace on.

Sam also posted a photograph of herself on her sofa at home wearing pyjamas and a dressing gown and cuddling two dogs.

She tweeted: “I’m on the mend people!”

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She's now relaxing with her feet up (Image: BPM Media)

In a statement to the Leicester Mercury , Sam said: "Thank you so much to everyone who has asked about me on social media.

"I am on the mend and resting up at home. I’m gutted to be missing panto and I hope to be back as soon as possible!"

Sam also sent a message to the nursing staff who helped care for her.

She tweeted: "Thank you to all the staff and ambulance crew at Leicester Royal Infirmary x after a scary night I have to say I’m so proud of our NHS staff for all they do!!!"

Sam is said to be resting up following her ordeal.