According to multiple reports, the 'Promise This' singer stepped on the heated gadget backstage at The X Factor auditions at Wembley Arena this week.
Apparently poor Cheryl had to be helped to her judges' chair by security guards and needed to swap her usual heels for flats.
Her boss and fellow judge Simon Cowell told the packed audience (via The Sun): "Cheryl has really, really hurt her foot. The victor says the leg could be amputated but she still wanted to work."
Cheryl was quick to laugh off his comments, saying: "The truth is I stood on a hair tong this morning and I have burned the bottom of my foot. It's embarrassing!"
Oh Cheryl, we've ALL been there, right?
Auditions are well underway now for the brand new series of X Factor which starts later this year on ITV.
Cheryl and Simon have been joined by new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, while Caroline Flack and Olly Murs replace Dermot O'Leary as host. Over on Xtra Factor, we'll see Saturdays star Rochelle Humes hosting alongside Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom.
Check out Cheryl's hair transformation below:
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