A spokesperson for Channel 5 said in a statement: "Due to medical reasons, David Gest has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House."
They added: "His exit will appear in tonight’s show on Channel 5 at 9pm."
David told Big Brother in the Diary Room last night: “I’ve been so sick, and I’m really sad as I wish I could stay. It’s something I will never forget. I want to thank all the people that have been supporting me, I want to tell all the cast mates that I love them and I love this country for its support. Thank you Big Brother.”
Following David's decision to leave, Big Brother gathered up the housemates this morning to break the news and revealed that David was "sorry" but he was "too sick to continue" with the show.
To shocked reactions of 'Oh My God!', Big Brother explained to the group: "This is Big Brother, David has left the Big Brother house for medical reasons."
On Twitter, his account added: "Sorry guys but @DavidGest2016 is a bit poorly just now! When he is all fixed we will let ya know xx'"
The music producer and TV personality, reported paid £600,000 for his appearance on the show, has been ill inside the house for the past week.
On last night's latest highlights episode he was seen resting in Big Brother's spare bedroom away from the other housemates for the second time this series.
Let's wish him well and a VERY speedy recovery!
You can watch all the latest from the house including David's exit on Celebrity Big Brother 2016 tonight at 9PM on Channel 5.