One-fourth of the show-stopping British super(girl) group was noticeably absent from their smoking hot set at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music festival in Las Vegas. Perrie Edwards, known for her impressive, soulful vocals and quirky personality that garnered her a massive fanbase was “rushed to hospital” shortly before the girls were set to perform.
The trio consisting of bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall took the massive stage without her, keeping their slot on the star-studded list despite the absence of their lead vocalist. The spokesman for Little Mix confirmed to the Daily Mail, “Perrie was taken ill overnight and had to go to hospital with gastric problem. She saw a doctor and was sadly unable to perform.”
The trio performed their smash single “Shout Out To My Ex” and were met with thunderous applause, despite the fact that the main inspiration for the track was nowhere to be found. The scathing strip down of Edwards’ high-profile split from former 1D superstar Zayn Malik instantly became a major bop for women everywhere who were reminded they truly don’t need no man.
In a touching note posted on the girls’ official Twitter account, Edwards penned a letter to her fans let down by her absence, stating:
“Hello beautiful babas…I’m out of hospital…in my own bed and on the mend. Thanks to mother goose, nurse sam, and doctor hatchi I should be fine in no time. Sorry to have let you all down, I obv would never want to miss anything but sometimes you have to listen to those who know best and I wasn’t fit to perform. Thank you to the lovely doctors and nurses at sunrise hospital in Vegas for looking after me! My babas I love you all to the moon and back. perrie <3”
Get well soon, Perrie. We’re rooting for you – we’re all rooting for you!