Ariana Grande pulls out of Manchester tribute

Rebekah Scanlan

Ariana Grande has been forced to pull out of a surprise tribute performance for the Manchester bombing victims at The BRITs, because she's too sick to take to the stage.

It's now thought former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher will step in for the the special gig, that is being held in memory of the those who were affected by the terrorist attack that occurred at her concert last May.

The Bang Bang singer fell ill ahead of the event but was determined to attend the event regardless, until she was ordered by her doctor to not fly overseas, reported E! News.

Ariana, seen here singing at the One Love tribute concert, was unable to return to the UK for a special Manchester tribute performance. Source: Getty
Liam Gallagher, here at the One Love concert with Chris Martin, is said to be stepping in for the sick singer. Source: Getty

Ariana, 24, had not publicly been named as a headliner of the event but a spokesperson for The BRITs has confirmed she is unable to travel 'on doctor's orders'.

The One Last Time singer had previously hosted the One Love concert in Manchester in honour of the 22 people killed and the 116 injured outside her concert on May 22, 2017.

Ariana's emotional tribute was seen the world over. Source: Getty

Liam Gallagher was one of the many artists who took part in Ariana's fundraiser, along with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Little Mix.

She has always proudly supported the community that was devastated by the incident, saying it had 'broken' her.

Ariana is reported to have wanted to attend despite being sick, but was advised against it. Source: Getty

"From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry," she wrote on Twitter at the time. "I don't have words".

The 28th annual BRIT awards are currently taking place at the O2 Arena in London.

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