Michelle Heaton has explained the photos of her vomiting out of a car

Singer Michelle Heaton has explained why she was photographed vomiting on the side of the road while on tour with Atomic Kitten in New Zealand.

The former Liberty X star has joined the girl group on the road to replace bandmate Liz McClarnon, who is afraid of flying.

She was photographed being sick out of a taxi after a day out with Atomic Kitten members Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton but said it was down to jet lag and sunstroke rather than too much to drink.

She told ITV’s Lorraine: “I’m so embarrassed, it was the first day that we got there and we were so jet lagged and we had to stay up.

“We got there at 5.30 in the morning and we went on a boat ride and I had a few glasses of wine during the day and I got a bit of sunstroke and I did a two-hour workout in the gym and I just got sick.

“There is no excuse, we have all been there and it really wasn’t as bad as it looked. I didn’t do anything wrong, it really wasn’t that mad.”

More in this Section

Miley Cyrus praises Liam Hemsworth and hints at Black Mirror appearance

Richard E Grant hails Timothee Chalamet as a ‘gift to the world’

Avril Lavigne announces date for first new album in five years

Sir Peter Jackson awarded Blue Peter gold badge for being an ‘inspiration’


First he conquered Broadway, now The Boss takes on Netflix

There are a few things Daniel O'Donnell doesn't like and car's with CD player is one of them

Ask Audrey: The one thing that might impress a Cork woman is you not being septic even though you’re from Dublin

Learn a trick or two from Keith Barry on New Year's Eve

More From The Irish Examiner