Nicole Scherzinger, the 39 year old American singer who was once part of the award-winning girl group, Pussycat Dolls, had her fair share of African adventure recently when she fell ill on a recent trip. Scherzinger was filming at Sun International’s flagship hotel and casino resort, Sun City as part of the X Factor show. On her last day of filming the judges’ house segment of the show, the singer felt so ill with a sudden bout of tonsillitis that medics at the on-site clinic put her onto an antibiotics drip. Later on, with her situation still not any better, medics feared that Scherzinger would need to be taken to hospital.
According to The Sun, Scherzinger “battled through filming, but on the last day it got too much and she agreed she needed to see a doctor. It was very frightening, especially as she was thousands of miles from home.”
Filming was put on hold while the singer rested and received treatment. Scherzinger returned to her scenes the following day, and finally received an all-clear from on-site doctors to travel on to her next commitment – a trip for UNICEF.
Sun City regularly welcomes stars from all over the world, who come to perform against the backdrop of one of Africa’s premier vacation destinations. This internationally recognized resort offers several hotels and attractions and also hosts world-class events such as the annual Nedbank Gold Challenge.
Sun City boasts four exciting hotels: The Cascades which is located in tropical gardens and surrounded by cascading waterways; the Cabanas, affordable family-friendly accommodation near outdoor activity centers; the Palace at the Lost City, a luxury, fantasy hotel inspired by the myth of a lost African kingdom; and the chic Soho Hotel which overlooks the world-famous Gary Player Golf Course and provides stylish accommodation to its guests.
Sun City has several casinos, including the VIP gaming found in the Palace at the Lost City’s exclusive salon prive ,and the smoking and non-smoking casinos at the Soho Hotel. South African gamblers share the thrill of the casino floor with international players and enjoy everything from progressive slot machines with high payouts to roulette and card tables.
Plan a trip to Sun City and discover for yourself the allure and magic that attracts international stars such as Nicole Scherzinger and the other stars of X Factor.