The X Factor star was convinced he had cancer when he lost a staggering seven stone in just weeks.
Speaking about his health issues, the 23 year old explained he feared the worst after getting food poising at university.
“I was terrified that I had cancer,” he told the Mirror.
“I was at uni and my flatmates and I got food poisoning. But while they got better I just got worse and worse.”
Speaking about going into hospital, he explained his parents tried hard to keep him positive amid his illness.
“I went into hospital for tests,” he continued. “My parents were doing their best to make it seem less serious.
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“But I knew what was going through my Mam and Dad’s’ minds… They were all very concerned because my symptoms were the same as those for bowel cancer.”
Following a series of tests, Lloyd was later told he was cancer-free, instead suffering from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition.
The wannabe singer said he managed to get his condition under control by changing his diet, and taking medication.
And he explained his time on The X Factor has helped him deal with the illness – which Sam Faiers has also been diagnosed with.
“Working with Louis [Walsh] and the voice coach is helping me breath even deeper and working my stomach is helping my Crohn’s,” he added.
“I’m in the perfect career for someone with my condition.”