The Girls Aloud star is suffering with a sore throat

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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