LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry on Monday pulled out of this week’s People’s Choice Awards show and what would have been her first major public appearance since her split with husband Russell Brand. Perry, 27, one of the leading nominees in the first big Hollywood awards show of the year, said in a Twitter message; “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!”. Perry, who has enjoyed a string of hits with songs like “Teenage Dream” and “Firework”, is up for favorite pop artist and favorite female pop artist and had been listed as attending the ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday in Los Angeles.