X Factor James Arthur to appear despite panic attack

X Factor contestant James Arthur Credit: Sophie Duval/EMPICS Entertainment

X Factor contestant James Arthur has promised to make tonight's show despite suffering a panic after last night's performance.

Paramedics were summoned over fears about his health after he sang Mary J Blige's No More Drama.

But James said there was "no way" he would miss the ITV1 programme this evening.

He did not need to be taken to hospital on advice from the medical crew.

He said: "I had an anxiety attack last night, maybe because I gave everything I had to my performance.

"I feel loads better this morning after a good night's sleep and I'm looking forward to tonight's show - there's no way I am missing it."

An X Factor spokesman said: "An ambulance was called as a precaution but he was not taken to hospital and he will appear on tonight's show.@

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