Liam Gallagher has been forced to cancel his gig in Belfast this Friday after he fell out of a helicopter over the weekend.

The former Oasis star, who turns 49 today, was set to play Ormeau Park as part of the Belsonic 2021 line-up but the show has now been postponed until June 24, 2022.

In a tweet today, he said, "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"

On Saturday, Gallagher revealed that he had tumbled out of a helicopter at the Isle of Wight festival on Friday night and posted a picture of his bandaged face, quipping that it was a "cover shot" for his next album.

"So check this out I fell out the helicopter last night you couldn't rite [sic] it all good who said RnR is dead Keith Moon eat your drum skin out C'mon you know LG x" he said.

He added: "Got the cover shot for Nxt album c’mon you nose LGx"

Gallagher has been a regular visitor to Ireland since Oasis disbanded in dramatic fashion in 2009.

His debut solo album As You Were topped the Irish album charts in 2017, while the follow-up Why Me? Why Not hit No. 2 in 2019.

Meanwhile, his old band Oasis are set to release their new concert film, Oasis at Knebworth 1996, this Thursday and have previewed the new documentary with the release of a seven-minute live version of Champagne Supernova with guest John Squire of The Stone Roses.

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