Cheryl Cole has confirmed that illness has forced her to pull out of the ‘Children In Need Rocks Manchester’ concert later this week.
The ‘Promise This’ star was due to perform with event organiser Gary Barlow, but has now officially cancelled her appearance following reports of her being unwell.
Cole’s spokesperson told The Mirror: “Cheryl Cole has sadly had to pull out of a performance at CIN Rocks this week as she is suffering from pharyngitis.”
The pair met up last week to plan their duet, which Barlow revealed Cole had initially approached him about.
“I wouldn’t have asked Cheryl to duet with me because I’m a gentleman,” he said at a launch yesterday. “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!’ So I styled it out and waited before texting back.”
Cole was scheduled to make her music comeback at the MEN Arena event, which will also feature performances from Lady GaGa, JLS, Michael Bublé and Coldplay.
Get well soon Cheryl and make your GIANT comeback properly in the new year!