DAVID Gest has LEFT the Celebrity Big Brother house due to "medical reasons".
A Channel 5 spokesperson said: “Due to medical reasons, David Gest has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House. His exit will appear in tonight’s show on Channel 5 at 9pm.”
The 62-year-old's management also confirmed to The Sun that he had left the house.
Over the past few days the US star has been exempt from tasks after being too unwell to take part, and had been sent to rest in a secret spare room in the Elstree compound.
Last week the music mogul was at the heart of a death hoax after Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thought that he had "died of cancer in the Diary Room".
In actual fact, David Bowie had died, and there had been a huge misunderstanding.
Part of the cofusion stemmed from the coincidence that David had taken to his bed to rest as he was feeling unwell - meaning he's been under the weather for over a week now.
It was left to Darren Day to check on David - who was lying corpse-like in the bedroom - and he later admitted he thought that he really HAD died.