Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after helicopter fall
The concert has been rescheduled for next year.
Liam Gallagher has been forced to cancel his Belfast gig on Friday after falling out of a helicopter last weekend.
The singer-songwriter and former Oasis frontman was set to play in the city as part of the Belsonic 2021 line-up.
However, having sustained injuries to his nose in the fall, Gallagher said he is unable to sing.
In a Twitter post, he expressed his disappointment that he could not play the show but said he would make it up to fans.
"Absolutely gutted to cancel my Belfast show this weekend. I had an accident after [the Isle of Wight] festival and have bust my nose so can't sing," he wrote.
"The doctors have told me to rest up. Apologies to all the people who have bought tickets.. the show is being rescheduled...I'll make it up to ya."
Absolutely gutted to cancel my Belfast show this weekend. I had an accident after IOW festival and have bust my nose so cant sing. The Doctors have told me to rest up. Apologies to all the people who has bought tickets.. the show is being rescheduled...i'll make it up to ya. LG x pic.twitter.com/DNC1R8Ng1r
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 21, 2021
The show has been rescheduled for Friday, 24 June, 2022.
It comes after Gallagher posted a photo of himself online with facial injuries on Saturday afternoon which he claimed he suffered when he "fell out" of a helicopter.
In the Twitter post, the rocker could be seen with a plaster attached to his forehead and part of his nose, as well as a number of cuts and what appeared to be antiseptic cream across his face.
He said the incident occurred on Friday night.
"So check this out. I fell out the helicopter last night. You couldn’t [write] it," he wrote.
He then assured fans he was "all good," before writing: "Who said [rock’n’roll] is dead? Keith Moon, eat your drum skin out."
So check this out I fell out the helicopter last night you couldn’t rite it all good who said RnR is dead Keith moon eat your drum skin out C’mon you know LG x pic.twitter.com/MSVR1C6EXk
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 18, 2021
In another follow-up post, he joked that the image of his injured face would be the cover shot for his next album.
Last Friday night, Gallagher played the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK, at which he was a headline act.
Meanwhile, to mark the 25th documentary of Oasis' record-breaking concerts at Knebworth Park in 1996, a documentary about the gigs is coming to Irish cinemas this week.
To honour the film - titled Oasis Knebworth 1996 - why not take JOE's new quiz on the legendary band here.