Cheryl Cole will not perform at the Children in Need Rocks concert – scheduled to take place later this week – due to illness, it has been announced.
The singer’s spokesperson confirmed the news today, telling The Mirror:
“Cheryl Cole has sadly had to pull out of a performance at CIN Rocks this week as she is suffering from pharyngitis.”
Cheryl was reportedly set to duet with Take That star Gary Barlow, who also organised the event, on the night, but has now officially cancelled her appearance.
The pair apparently met up last week to discuss the concert, with new X Factor judge Gary revealing:
“I wouldn’t have asked Cheryl to duet with me because I’m a gentleman. So I said to her: ‘Do you fancy doing something? Take your pick. We’ve got Coldplay, you can duet with anyone’.
“And she said: ‘Well, what about you? I fancy doing something with you’. And I thought, ‘Here we go!’”
Cole was set to make her comeback at the concert, which is being held at in aid of BBC Children in Need at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester.
The event will, however, feature performances from the likes of Lady Gaga, JLS and Michael Bublé.