One Direction?s concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was cancelled Tuesday after Liam Payne fell ?suddenly fell ill,? according to a statement from band reps.
?Fans have been asked to hold on to their tickets and there will be a further statement tomorrow,? the statement continues. ?The band apologize to their fans and wish Liam well as soon as possible.?
According to Entertainment Weekly, band members Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson chimed in on Twitter, adding their apologies to fans and, in Tomlinson?s case, wishing Payne well. ?Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast,? Styles tweeted. ?Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We?re very sorry.? Echoed Horan: ?So sorry we have had to cancel tonight guys. Unfortunately these things happen ? Thank you to all who came down tonight!?
Band mate Louis Tomlinson tweeted, “We’re so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding!”
The superstar boyband were due to kick off their three night stint in SSE Arena on Tuesday night but pulled out at the last minute.?Hundreds of excited fans had formed a queue at the arena from early this morning, ahead of doors opening at 6.30pm this evening, stated?Mirror UK
According to Hollywood Life, Liam Payne, 22, has fallen suddenly ill, which caused One Direction to cancel their Oct. 20 concert in Belfast. Unfortunately for the fans, they had already filled the sold out SSE Arena and were waiting patiently for the group to come out and perform. Yikes!
Devastated Directioners travelled from the likes of Holland, France, Greece and further afield to Belfast just to see their idols in concert, before the boys go their separate ways next year.
The cancelled show was the first of three sold out One Direction concerts booked at the Belfast venue over consecutive nights.