Cheryl Cole confessed to a friend that her close friend Derek Hough may have saved her life by insisting the Girls Aloud star make a second visit to doctors after they initially misdiagnosed her as suffering from the flu and exhaustion. “I thought I had a bad case of flu and everyone else agreed,” Cheryl reportedly told the blabbermouth pal. “I was even told to stay at home and get some rest. The doctors were so certain it was not serious, and I believed them. Derek saved my life. If he hadn’t spoken out to the doctors and told them he thought something was seriously wrong I would probably have died.” Read more.