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21/10/2015 04:47 BST | Updated 21/10/2015 05:59 BST

One Direction Cancel Belfast Gig After Liam Payne Falls Ill, Leaving Thousands Of Fans Disappointed

One Direction left thousands of Northern Irish fans devastated on Tuesday (20 October) night, after pulling out of a gig in Belfast at the last minute when Liam Payne was suddenly taken ill.

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The boyband had been due to play the first of three nights of their On The Road Again tour at the SSE Arena.

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One Direction

However, at around 9pm, fans were told the boys would not be taking to the stage, with a concert promoter telling the crowd: “The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious, he is unable to perform tonight.

“The band apologise to the fans and wish Liam better."

Concert goers have been told to hold on to their tickets, with a further announcement expected on Wednesday morning.

Many disappointed fans were left hysterical at the news, with reports of many bursting into tears, while others booed as they were asked to leave.

Other fans took to Twitter to wish Liam a speedy recovery, and #GetWellSoonLiam began trending on the social networking site.

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Liam Payne

Eamonn Holmes also echoed the sentiments of many angry fans and parents - many of whom had paid up to £140 for tickets - slamming the rest of the group for not announcing the news themselves.

He tweeted: “I don't care who was sick in #OneDirection. Rest of them should have had the decency & maturity to appear on stage and explain.”

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan did later take to Twitter to send their apologies:

They later attempted to make things up to them by releasing the video to their new single 'Perfect', which premiered on Vevo shortly after the concert was cancelled.

Watch it below...

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