Mary Byrne loses her voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 November 2010
Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

'X Factor' hopeful Mary Byrne has lost her voice after being struck down by another throat infection

'X Factor' hopeful Mary Byrne has lost her voice.

The 50-year-old singer has been struck down by a throat infection, while has left her unable to sing, so she is off to see a doctor in the hope she can recover in time for Saturday's (27.11.10) show.

A source said: "She could not even finish rehearsing her song yesterday (24.11.10). She is off to the doctor to try and get it all sorted."

Mary - who was also stricken with laryngitis at the beginning of last month - has had a tough time on 'The X Factor' recently and her family were flown to London in a bid to stop her from quitting the ITV1 competition .

The supermarket worker was said to be on the edge of breakdown after suffering from sleepless nights due to the constant pressures so show bosses flew out her Dublin-based 25-year-old daughter Debbie, her brother, and two work colleagues in a bid to help her.

Debbie said: "Mum is fed up and homesick, all the contestants are younger than her and the only person her age is Wagner - God help her."

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