By MARK ANSTEAD
Last updated at 10:05 PM on 24th September 2011
Few who watched ITV1's Popstar To Operastar will forget Cheryl Baker's emotional rendition of The Flower Duet with Katherine Jenkins during this year's final.
But within hours of her triumph, she awoke in agony, unable to speak or move as piercing pains shot through her head.
It was her greatest fear - Cheryl was suffering from one of the crushing migraines that have dogged her since she was a teenager.
She blamed her latest attack on the stress of six weeks of intense competition for the show, and feared a performance later that day at the London Palladium with her band Bucks Fizz was in jeopardy.
'It really was touch and go because at its worst, the bouts of pain and nausea can last for more than 12 hours.
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