X Factor's Liam Payne injured

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2010
Liam Payne

Liam Payne

'X Factor' hopeful Liam Payne injured his ankle during a Tinie Tempah gig and his now thrown his band One Direction's preparations for tomorrow night's (30.10.10) into chaos

'X Factor' hopeful Liam Payne has injured his ankle, throwing his band's preparations for tomorrow night's (30.10.10) performance into chaos.

The One Direction singer was at a Tinie Tempah gig and tripped up on some steps after being invited on stage by the rapper, tumbling over an amplifier and badly twisting his ankle.

The 16-year-old heartthrob then limped out of the concert, leaning on minders from the ITV1 talent show.

A source said: "Doctors are assessing how bad Liam's ankle is. It's touch and go whether he'll be up to performing tomorrow."

Liam spoke of his embarrassment about falling over, writing on his twitter page: "What a doofus! Fell over on stage in front of Tinie Tempah - so uncool! (sic)"

Meanwhile, at the same gig, Liam's fellow contestant Cher Lloyd - who is being mentored by Cheryl Cole - was being booed by fans and insiders say it has knocked her confidence.

An onlooker told The Sun newspaper: "She tried to make out she wasn't bothered but it really got to her.

"She knows she wasn't a popular choice for Cheryl Cole to put through to the live shows. But being taunted by the people she is trying to appeal to was a real knock to her confidence and now she's fretting about the next live show."

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