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

Mark Ronson: I needed to cut partying to ensure music was taken seriouslyMark Ronson: I needed to cut partying to ensure music was taken seriously

Elton John enlists help of A-list friends for live coronavirus relief concertElton John enlists help of A-list friends for live coronavirus relief concert

US country star Joe Diffie dies after testing positive for Covid-19US country star Joe Diffie dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Ronan Keating ‘spreads some cheer’ with birth of daughter CocoRonan Keating ‘spreads some cheer’ with birth of daughter Coco


Lifestyle

Ellie O’Byrne rounds up some of the virtual gigs, films and other eventsArts Noticeboard: Online entertainment options

It’s 25 years since Toy Story first stunned us with its brilliance. Esther McCarthy looks back onJohn Lasseter’s masterpiece and why it’s regarded as a milestone of modern cinemaInfinity and beyond: How Toy Story altered movie history

All the wines recommended this week are available for delivery.Wine with Leslie Williams: Looking for a wine delivery service? Here are a few ...

If I could be reborn for a day I’d be a cat. I love their serenity and independence and how they always manage to find that one shaft of sunlight.This Much I Know: Broadcaster, Mary Kennedy

More From The Irish Examiner