X Factor 2012: Sick James Arthur is "not well"

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 star James Arthur is "not well", it's been revealed.

James failed to appear on last Saturday's Xtra Factor show, with host Caroline Flack saying: "James Arthur is feeling a little bit unwell, so he’s gone to see someone to make him feel better.”

The singer was taken ill after last weekend's show, with a paramedic team called to the studio after James collapsed after performing.

James didn't go to hospital, but was treated onsite for a panic attack.

But X Factor stars District3 have revealed that James is still suffering.

They said: "He’s not well at all at the moment."

Speaking to press backstage at yesterday's soundcheck in Wembley, the group said: "The stress and all that has really taken it out of him. He’s just not himself and his breathing’s not great."

However they weren't all down about James, adding: "He should be alright for the weekend hopefully.”

Let's hope so!

A spokesperson for the show said previously: “The welfare of contestants is our key priority and we work with them to provide any support that is needed.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme, while JLS and Labrinth will guest star on Sunday night's third live results show.

Browse pictures of the X Factor UK contestants below...

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