Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after breaking his nose falling from helicopter

Liam Gallagher has cancelled his show in Northern Ireland after breaking his nose falling out of a helicopter.

The 48-year-old former Oasis singer was injured after performing at the Isle Of Wight Festival at the weekend and has had to pull out of headlining Belsonic in Belfast on Friday 24 September.

Gallagher tweeted: "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."

The Champagne Supernova singer had previously shared a picture of his injured face, revealing he had fallen out of his helicopter.

He compared himself to The Who drummer Keith Moon, who was famous for his hell-raising antics.

Gallagher joked: "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."

He also shared a picture of a bottle of beer captioned: "What doesn’t kill ya makes ya TUFF GONG."

His performance at Belsonic has been rescheduled to 24 June 2022 and organisers have said all tickets for this year's cancelled concert will remain valid.

NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT - SEPTEMBER 17: Liam Gallagher performs on stage at Isle Of Wight Festival 2021 at Seaclose Park on September 17, 2021 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by Mark Holloway/Redferns)
Liam Gallagher performs on stage at Isle Of Wight Festival 2021 shortly before his accident. (Getty Images)

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Oasis's celebrated 1996 Knebworth gig and next week sees the release of documentary film Oasis Knebworth 1996 in cinemas worldwide on 23 September.

The band split up in 2009 after Liam and brother Noel Gallagher fell out during a backstage fight at a festival in Paris. Noel quit the band and the brothers are not thought to have spoken since.

Oasis (from left to right) Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell are pictured during a photocall at Wembley Stadium, where they announced their biggest ever tour of open air venues in the UK and Ireland next summer.   (Photo by Zak Hussein - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Oasis' Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell split in 2009. (Getty Images)

Both brothers have had successful solo careers since going their separate ways. Liam was also the lead singer of Beady Eye, with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former members of Oasis.

Noel started a new band, High Flying Birds, and as the writer of many of Oasis’s big hits, earns money for them when Liam performs them live.

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