Katy Perry pulls out of awards ceremony following split from Russell Brand

Singer has reportedly been writing songs about break-up

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Katy Perry

Katy Perry has pulled out of a planned appearance at an awards ceremony following her split from Russell Brand last month.

The 'Firework' singer was due to appear at the People's Choice Awards in the US tonight (January 11), where she's up for gongs including Favourite Female Artist and Favourite Song Of The Year.

However, she took to her Twitter page to announce she wouldn't be attending, commenting:

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards. I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed.

Brand filed for divorce from Perry in December, citing "irreconcilable differences".

Reports claimed that that the couple had spent Christmas apart from each other and both then were pictured separately without their wedding rings.

Brand subsequently released a statement which said that although the pair were ending their marriage, he still "adored" Perry and insisted that they would "remain friends".

It was reported Perry had encouraged Brand to arrange the divorce to avoid upsetting her religious parents.

It's also believed Perry is currently writing songs about the end of their 14-month marriage.

Read More On This Artist

MTV EMAs - Katy Perry & Russell Brand On Red Carpet MTV EMAs - Katy Perry & Russell Brand On Red Carpet

Video: MTV EMAs - Katy Perry & Russell Brand On Red Carpet

More News
Ringo Starr says he originally wrote new album 'Postcards From Paradise' on drums alone...
Azealia Banks becomes Medusa in 'Ice Princess' video – watch
The Maccabees share new single 'Marks To Prove It' - listen
Everything Everything, James Bay and Catfish And The Bottlemen added to Festival Number 6 line-up
The Vaccines to release new video tomorrow (April 1)
Paramore's Hayley Williams unveils first episode of beauty and music web series 'Kiss...
Wilco cancel show in Indiana due to US State's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headline tour
Drenge say Record Store Day has 'turned into a swamp of bullshit'
Future Islands record new music at Abbey Road and play new songs live - watch
The Libertines tell fans to 'expect album announcement soon' in latest update from...
Mac DeMarco performs 'Let Her Go' live on 'Conan' - watch
Universal call Record Store Day 'the single best thing that has ever happened to the indie...
Justin Bieber working on new album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin
Naughty Boy on Louis Tomlinson beef: 'No one is against anyone here'
The Rolling Stones announce North American tour for 2015
The Maccabees announce UK tour dates for May
Grace Jones to support Paolo Nutini's Glasgow Summer Sessions gig
A$AP Rocky says his new album is inspired by The Doors
My Morning Jacket stream new track 'Spring (Among the Living)' - listen
Ed Sheeran confirmed as co-host of 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis announce release of soundtrack to French film 'Loin Des Hommes'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM