JOHN EDWARDS stricken with mystery illness and seeks trial delay, The ENQUIRER has learned.

WRAL-TV reports that disgraced two time presidential loser John Edwards has asked for a trial delay in his upcoming conspiracy trial due to an undisclosed mystery ailment.

John Edwards asked Thursday for a two-month delay in his trial on alleged campaign finance violations, citing an undisclosed medical condition among other reasons.

"The Defendant has a medical issue … that will prevent a trial of this matter during the January 2012 Criminal Term," the motion said. "The failure to grant a continuance would be likely to result in a miscarriage of justice."

As The ENQUIRER previously reported in a series of exhaustive reports Edwards faces six felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the nearly $1 million paid by key donors, Listerine heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and late Dallas money man Fred Baron, to orchestrate a conspiracy of silence to help hide pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, during his 2008 run for the White House.

The bombshell political trial of the century is docketed to begin Jan. 30, but Edwards' attorneys have said in a motion they don't have enough time to prepare for such a complex case and that failure to delay the trial "would be likely to result in a miscarriage of justice."

Information about Edwards’ medical condition was provided to the court under seal, according to the legal motion.