Cheryl Cole was looking forward to her collaboration with Gary Barlow

Cheryl Cole was sad she was unable to attend Gary Barlow's Children In Need Rocks Manchester event yesterday.

The Girls Aloud star had been lined up to sing a duet with Gary but was forced to pull out at the last minute after she was diagnosed with pharyngitis.

'@GBarlowOfficial .. Gutted I can't be in Manchester tonight at #CIN Rocks.. I'll be watching and giving my donations.. X,' Tweeted Cheryl, 28. 

Fortunately, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, JLS, Snow Patrol, Michael Bublé and a string of other stars were all fit enough to perform in front of the 14,000 fans at the MEN Arena.

'@CherylCole get well,we miss u xxx,' replied Gary, 40.

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