A "longtime friend" of the 'Half Breed' singer told 'Closer Weekly' that "the viral infection she contracted scared everyone". They added that the infection "primarily infected her kidneys" but also "played havoc with her entire body. It's been very scary to her."
The friend also told the publication that Cher wore a heart monitor "as a precautionary measure. They want to be absolutely certain her heart is OK and the lining hasn't been affected by the acute viral infection. They are not leaving anything to chance."
An eyewitness also told the weekly celebrity publication that the 3-time Golden Globe Award-winner was wearing "a weird heart monitor taped to her chest" whilst shopping at the Whole foods in Brentwood, California on 29 October.
Cher's rep confirmed to 'Closer Weekly' - whom feature Cher on the cover of their latest issue - that "Cher was wearing a 24-hour heart monitor, which is a normal part of her recovery, just to ensure that she continues her excellent recovery from the viral infection she had. The doctors are very pleased with how well she's doing.
"She's out and about, exercising and rehearsing for her tour, which begins again in Texas in early November. She can't wait to get back out on the road.
"Cher will 100 percent continue her tour beginning Nov. 9. she is healthy and has beaten the viral infection."