SHE was left on crutches when she was bitten by a horsefly and her foot swelled up to three times its normal size.
But The Saturdays’ Mollie King has been able to go back on stage thanks to a radical remedy – a pair of high heels.
The singer was left in agony by bites on her heel which she got while sailing off the coast of Scotland.
Now back with the other four girls after a fortnight hobbling around on crutches, she told how pulling on a pair of shoes eases the pain of the skin infection Cellulitis.
Mollie, 23, said: “I’m wearing high heels for the shows now. But it kind of helps, just don’t tell the doctor.
“Wearing heels, all the pressure is on the ball of my foot and not the heel. My heel is still aching a little bit but I’m taking painkillers. It will be fine. ”
With Cheryl Cole recovering from malaria and Sam Fox being treated for rabies after being bitten by a cat in Thailand, it seemed Mollie was one of a group of showbiz gals in the wars.