Lily Allen faces Twitter backlash after replacing Two Door Cinema Club as Latitude headliner

Singer has called on Tweeters to stop sending her abuse

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Lily Allen has been hit with a barrage of criticism following the news she will headline Latitude on Friday.

The singer, who was brought in last minute to replace Two Door Cinema Club after band member Alex Trimble was hospitalised with a stomach complaint, revealed on Twitter she has been criticised with "nasty" messages.

“If you’re going to be rude about my replacing @TDCinemaClub on here, can you just un @ me please ? I’m so exhausted by the nastiness,” she wrote.

“I understand that you’re disappointed but I don’t think that warrants abuse. They asked, I accepted, I will give it my all, + hope you enjoy.”

Two Door Cinema Club yesterday tweeted in support of Lily Allen after they announced they would have to cancel their headline slot at Latitude this Friday.

“You have our unequivocal support. You’re a greatly talented artist! We know you’ll absolutely smash it. @lilyallen.”

But some Two Door Cinema Club fans did not share the same enthusiasm as the County Down band.

Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble collapsed at Seattle airport on the way to London and is now in hospital with a chronic stomach complaint.

The band said in a statement yesterday: “We are devastated to have to cancel shows that we were so looking forward to. We can only apologise and hope for your understanding at this time.”

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Lily Allen will headline Latitude 2014 at the Obelisk Arena on Friday 18 July.

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