AceShowbiz - Is she okay? Perrie Edwards was rushed to hospital just before Little Mix was set to perform at the Daytime Village of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend. The ex-girlfriend of Zayn Malik reportedly had to pull out of the performance in the last minutes due to gastric problem.
Perrie's bandmates apparently told fans ahead of the concert that the singer would be a no-show as she was "not feeling well." "Perrie was taken ill overnight and had to go to hospital with gastric problem," Perrie's rep told Daily Mail. "She saw a doctor and was sadly unable to perform."
Consequently, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall had to perform as a trio at the show. Despite Perrie's absence, the girls managed to deliver a show-stopping performance of "Touch" at the concert.
Perrie's illness was indeed unexpected. In the previous day, when attending the festival, Perrie looked mighty fine. Rocking an olive green silk suit and smoky makeup, the British stunner was all smiles as she joined her bandmates at the show. While not performing, Little Mix introduced Harry Styles as a performer on Day 1 at the fest.
Aside from her sudden illness, Perrie recently insisted that she's really happy for her boyfriend, soccer player Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, following his move from Arsenal to Liverpool. She slammed rumors that their relationship's on the rocks as saying, "I don't think it will be difficult. It's going to be difficult--but that's not a problem. We'll be fine. I'm just really happy for him and very proud."
It was previously reported that Perrie asked Alex to move to another team in London, rather than North West England, as it would be easier for them to meet. A source revealed at that time, "Perrie and Alex disagreed about which club he should move to. Perrie really wanted him to choose Chelsea as it's closer to her home and his."
"Plus when she's traveling with Little Mix, they often fly into and from London which means she would be able to spend time with him, even if not for long," the source added. "Alex had his heart set on Liverpool though. Of course she supports his decision but it's not been easy."