A security guard shoved the hysterical fan, who wore a brace on her teeth, out of the way and whisked the singer into the hotel. "I kissed Cheryl, I kissed Cheryl" the Sun quoted the fan as shouting, not realising she had accidentally bitten Cole.
The incident happened as the girl group arrived back at the Malmaison Hotel, Belfast, after a show on their Out Of Control tour at the Odyssey Arena, and about 30 fans were waiting to meet the girls. "This girl was hysterical and totally obsessed with Cheryl," a witness said.
"She lunged at her and her brace must have nicked her lip. Cheryl looked absolutely terrified. The band's security manager said Cheryl had been hurt and was shaking," the witness stated.
Moments later Nadine Coyle, 23, stepped off the tour bus ready to chat with fans, but she also was swiftly ushered into the hotel by security. "Nadine didn't know what had happened. It had left Cheryl petrified," another witness said.
"Cheryl was left shaken. As a result the girls have been more cautious greeting fans," a Girls Aloud spokeswoman added.