Dance star Moby refused to celebrate his birthday this year on 11 September (05), and instead appealed to fans to pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The PORCELAIN hitmaker posted an emotional request on his official website, urging people to remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 atrocities in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvannia.

Moby writes: "It's September 11th, my birthday, but also the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in US history. I don't want to sound negative or depressing, but we can't let ourselves forget what happened on September 11th.

"Terrorists hijacked planes and killed thousands of completely innocent people and changed our world forever.

"Without September 11th, George Bush would've been a one term president and we would never have invaded Afghanistan or Iraq.

"Without September 11th, the thousands of innocents who were killed on that day would now be eating breakfast with their families.

"Nothing in the last 30 years has affected our world more than what happened in New York and Washington on September 11th, 2001.

"So we can't let ourselves forget that thousands of innocent people were killed by murderous terrorists, and that the geo-political realities that we all confront and live with day to day were changed forever."