Cheryl Cole has broken down in an interview with Piers Morgan after speaking of her failed marriage and battle with malaria.
The X Factor judge told the former tabloid editor that she believed ex-husband Ashley Cole was a "genuinely nice guy" despite his infidelity during their marriage.
In tears, she said: "Once we get over this obstacle, I hope we can be friends again. A part of me will always love Ashley."
The 27-year-old beauty also described how she started drawing up a will during her battle with malaria, having been given 24 hours to live.
She said: "I thought I was going to die. I actually thought I was going to die.
"I thought if I'm going to die I want to die soon because I was in so much pain."
The interview will be broadcast on ITV on October 23.
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