British pop star Matt Cardle has thanked fans for their messages of support after he checked into rehab over the holidays.

The singer, who won Britain's The X Factor in 2010, checked into London clinic The Priory on Sunday (29Dec13), with reports suggesting he is seeking professional help for a prescription drug problem.

Cardle has now reached out to fans and revealed he wants to recover in time for his upcoming tour in April (14).

In a handwritten note, which was published in a picture posted on his page, he explains, "I want to thank my fans for all your lovely messages of support... I'm getting myself better... I want to be ready to give it 110 per cent on tour... I love you all and will see you on the other side. Happy new year!"