We have some bad news today if you were looking forward to the former Oasis star's gig in Belfast this coming weekend.

Liam Gallagher, whose 49th birthday is today, has been forced to cancel his upcoming Belfast gig due to a helicopter accident.

Gallagher was due to take to the stage at Ormeau Park on Friday, September 24 as part of the Belsonic 2021 line-up. His show has now been postponed until June 24, 2022.

The rock star wrote to his fans on Twitter: "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"

Last Saturday, Gallagher tweeted a picture of himself looking worse for wear. Joking that it was a "cover shot" for his next album, it showed the singer with plasters on his face after he "fell out the helicopter".

Gallagher had been headlining at the Isle of Wight festival on Friday night when the accident occurred. Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Kaiser Chiefs and Primal Scream were all headline acts at the weekend festival.

All tickets for Liam Gallagher and his cancelled Belfast show will be valid for next year's rescheduled gig.

Liam and his brother Noel headline the upcoming cinema release 'Oasis Knebworth 1996', which hits screens this Thursday, September 23.