FORMER X Factor star Lucy Spraggan was attacked and bitten after playing a sold-out gig in Brighton.

The singer and her wife were attacked in Middle Street in the early hours of Friday morning after her show at Concorde 2.

The Unsinkable singer posted photographs on social media to show the injuries she sustained.

In one she is pictured holding a clump of her hair. In it, she posted: “That’s my own hair. Was attacked tonight after the show in Brighton, along with my guitarist and wife. Sussex Police have been amazing.”

In another post her face is covered in scratches and bruises. She captioned the photo “sore”.

The 25-year-old had played the final date of her tour at Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive, Brighton, on Thursday evening.

She was walking along Middle Street with her guitarist wife, Georgina Gordon, in the early hours when they were set upon by two women.

Ms Spraggan said she was bitten and had clumps of her hair pulled out in the attack before they managed to get away.

She said in one her posts: “Got a bit of whiplash and a few bruises but we’re all good. Scary. Be safe out there!”

Ms Spraggan was one of the stars of the 2012 edition of X Factor and has played in Brighton on a number of occasions, including at Pride.

She has spoken openly about her sexuality in the past but police said the attack was not being treated as homophobic.

Her tour manager Ben Price said in a statement: “In the early hours of Friday morning Lucy was attacked outside a bar in Middle Street, Brighton.

“She suffered cuts and bruises to the face and other injuries including bite lacerations.

“Lucy is recovering well and as planned will be fulfilling her European tour which starts in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

“Lucy has thanked Sussex Police for their help in the matter and their quick work in bringing two women into custody. No further comment is available at this stage.”

Fans of the Sheffield singer reacted to the attack on social media.

Alex Bowman said: “This is absolutely disgusting, who would do something like that? I really hope everyone is OK.”

Jade Leigh said: “I’m disgusted to say that is my hometown. I’m embarrassed.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said officers were called to Middle Street at 3am.

He added: “A 26-year-old woman and 27 year-old woman, both from London, have been arrested on suspicion of assault, occasioning actual body harm and both have been bailed until April 15 pending further enquiries.”