What is it with former X Factor judges and 'near-death' experiences on planes? First Dannii Minogue confessed to bricking it on a recent trip across Australia, and now Cheryl Cole has admitted that she thought "this is it" when lightning hit near her plane recently.
The 'Call My Name' singer was on a plane at Frankfurt airport in Germany when she saw lightning strike near to her aircraft.
Talking to The Sun, the 28-year-old said: "We were stuck in the plane and just sitting on the runway and a bright massive flash of light hit outside the aircraft. I said to my friend, 'That's lightning' - then it just didn't stop.
"I was so scared that I thought, 'This is it. I've got an album to promote and I've got so much yet to do!'"
So at least you know when it boils down to it, the last thing on Cheryl's mind is not a boy, or even her mum, it's how much work she needs to do. But Cheryl then revealed that her strength to get through the flight came from one of her charity expeditions.
The star continued: "We had to stay put in the aircraft on the runway. They couldn't even take us back to the terminal.
"When we finally took off about an hour later I was terrified we'd be hit by lightning in the air. But I remembered I'd climbed Kilimanjaro, so took a bit of strength from that."
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