X FACTOR star Betsy-Blue English has revealed she was ‘spiked’ with an injection while enjoying a night out with pals.
The 22-year-old shared her terrifying ordeal with her Instagram followers on Thursday as she felt it was “irresponsible not to.”
Betsy-Blue English told her Instagram followers she had been spiked last weekend
The 22-year-old is believed to have been out celebrating Halloween with pals in London
She shot to fame after her stint on X Factor in 2014 with her band Only The Young
Betsy-Blue – who appeared on The X Factor in 2014 with her band Only The Young – told how she had been out celebrating over Halloween last weekend in London when she was horrifically jabbed with a needle.
Betsy-Blue explained to her 171,000 followers: “I didn’t want to post this but after much thought this week, I feel its irresponsible not to.
“Someone tried to spike me using an injection at the weekend.
“We’ve seen all the social media posts, heard the stories but it’s seriously real and it’s happening.”
She shared a picture of her punctured skin alongside the post, which also appeared to be bruised.
The singer slash influencer chillingly warned her supporters to keep their wits about them as it “really doesn’t matter where you are.”
She continued: “I’ve only ever been spiked by high profile people…doesn’t matter how safe you feel with your surroundings, stay very vigilant.
“I’m literally only posting this to raise more awareness.”
She had previously showed off her stunning outfit as she dressed up as a bunny to celebrate the spooky season.
Betsy-Blue was also seen partying at the exclusive Isabel nightclub in Mayfair last Friday.
There is no suggestion that this is the evening or venue where the alleged incident took place.
She donned a baby blue PVC jumpsuit and joked she had dressed up as herself on an earlier Instagram post.
We’ve seen all the social media posts, heard the stories but it’s seriously real and it’s happening.
The starlet rose to fame after her stint on the Brit talent show before branching out into fashion, designing and acting.
The concerning incident comes amid a huge rise in reported spiking cases in recent weeks.
One young woman said she believes she was injected with drugs while on a night out celebrating Halloween last Saturday in Newcastle.
Amy-Jayne Cramb was with friends in city centre club Jalou on Saturday around 9.30pm when they noticed some men acting strangely close by.
A few minutes later the 23-year-old’s pals spotted blood on her Buzz Lightyear costume and realised she had a needle prick on her hand.
A mum also fears she fell victim after waking up in the street with a black eye and fractured ribs.
Maria Beckwith began feeling “woozy” on a night out in Newcastle despite not having much to drink – and later blacked out.
Another woman found a needle mark after feeling “something sharp go into her shoulder” while out on a hen do.
And one teenager who believes she was injected with a drug while clubbing was left “sick and disorientated” after her ordeal.
In Nottingham, one student said she started to vomit and almost collapsed on a night out before finding a pin prick on her hand.
Sarah Buckle, 19, had been out on Freshers Week with pals when her hand started to throb and was later rushed to hospital.
Thousands of revellers boycotted nightclubs and took to the streets in protest instead last week amid the dramatic increase in reports of spiking incidents.
Those backing the Girls Night In campaign avoided venues as they demanded clubs and bars increase safety measures.
The singer said she wanted to raise awareness of spiking after the incident
Betsy-Blue told her 171,000 followers of the terrifying ordeal on Thursday
The starlet seen performing with her Only The Young bandmatesCredit: Rex