X Factor's Katie Waissel "terrified" after being held at gunpoint in LA

Published Tuesday, Jul 14 2015, 10:14 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor contestant Katie Waissel has said she was left terrified after being held up at gunpoint in Los Angeles.

The singer currently lives in the Californian city but revealed via Instagram it hasn't all been beaches, sunshine, oceans and fun.

Katie said: "You know you're in LA when you have a gun pointed at you whilst you're stuck in traffic! TERRIFIED!! NEVER LEAVING MY HOUSE AGAIN!!"

She added: "#StopGunCrime #BanOnGuns."

Katie later said: I just want to get back to London! It's crazy how accessible guns are out here in the U.S.! Education and laws need to be tightened!"

The 29-year-old appeared on the seventh series of X Factor, where she was mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and finished in seventh place.