Liam Gallagher performed an emotional version of the Oasis classic Live Forever at tonight’s BRIT Awards in tribute to the victims of last year’s terror attack in Manchester.
The star stood in for Ariana Grande, who was originally set to perform at the ceremony, but pulled out at the last moment.
The attack, which took place on 22 May last year, saw the Manchester Arena venue bombed following a show by Grande, leaving 22 victims dead, many of them children.
The chief executive of the Brit Awards confirmed to Press Association that Ariana Grande pulled out of a surprise performance at the ceremony due to illness.
The singer was due to appear in a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing but is too unwell to travel.
Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert in June last year saw Liam Gallagher sing Live Forever with Coldplay’s Chris Martin for accompaniment.