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Little Mix star Jesy Nelson starting to 'feel much better' after illness cancels SSE Arena Belfast shows

Little Mix have released the rescheduled dates

Published 01/04/2016

Jesy Nelson (far right) promised on Instagram that Little Mix would dedicate a song at their Belfast show.
Jesy Nelson (far right) promised on Instagram that Little Mix would dedicate a song at their Belfast show.
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Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has said she is starting to feel "much better" after the band were forced to cancel their Belfast shows due to her falling ill.

Both shows in Belfast were cancelled on Thursday after the singer took unwell.

To all our amazing Mixers! Thank you so much for all your lovely messages over the past couple of days. I'm starting to...

Posted by Little Mix on Friday, 1 April 2016

announced that their cancelled Belfast shows will be rescheduled for July 2.

The band posted on Friday afternoon that their cancelled shows have been rescheduled for July 2 where there will be a matinee and evening performance.

Jesy, who was the victim of online trolls, took to Facebook to thank the fans who had supported her over the past days.

She said: "To all our amazing Mixers! Thank you so much for all your lovely messages over the past couple of days.

In a statement, Aiken promotions said: "Tickets for yesterdays Matinee Show will now be valid for the Matinee Show on Saturday 2 July.

"Tickets for the yesterdays Evening Show will now be valid for the Evening Show on Saturday 2 July.

"For anyone not able to attend the rescheduled Shows on Saturday 2 July, please contact point of purchase for detail of how to obtain a refund."

Neil Walker General Manager of The SSE Arena, Belfast added:"Having explored all available options, we can confirm that the cancelled Little Mix matinee and evening concerts from yesterday will go ahead on Saturday 2nd July at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

Flashback to the fallout from Little Mix cancellation of Belfast gig - Seven year-old Lola Gilmore from Portadown
Flashback to the fallout from Little Mix cancellation of Belfast gig - Seven year-old Lola Gilmore from Portadown
Flashback to the fallout from Little Mix cancellation of Belfast gig - Disappointed Little Mix fans at the SSE arena Emile Watson Claire McLaughlin Eve Graham Picture: Kevin Scott
Mia Lundy (5) from Coleraine was in tears
Disappointed Little Mix fans at the SSE arena Katie Dougan and Alex Redpath Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -31st March 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Angry Little Mix fans pictured at the SSE Arena after todays concerts were cancelled due to illness of one of the band members. Ella and Amy Louise McLaughlin from Belfast
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -31st March 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Angry Little Mix fans pictured at the SSE Arena after todays concerts were cancelled due to illness of one of the band members. Aoife,Shiuna and Katie Lennon from Monaghan.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -31st March 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Angry Little Mix fans pictured at the SSE Arena after todays concerts were cancelled due to illness of one of the band members. Keela Laverty from Lisburn.
Emma, Erin, Clodagh, Leann, Jamie, Rhiannin, Megan and Fiona were all left frustrated at the cancellation
Angry Little Mix fans pictured at the SSE Arena after todays concerts were cancelled due to illness of one of the band members. Megan and Lilly Doherty Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -31st March 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Angry Little Mix fans pictured at the SSE Arena after todays concerts were cancelled due to illness of one of the band members.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 31/03/2016 Little Mix fans were left distraught to find out their concert had been cancelled as they were ready to enter the SSE Arena. The band Little Mix have been forced to cancel their Belfast gigs after Jesy Nelson became unwell. The girl band were due to play a matinee and evening show at the SSE Arena on Thursday. The cancellation announcement came just minutes after the doors opened for the afternoon performance. Picture Matt Bohill/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 31/03/2016 Sauna Heaney is comforted by her mother Emma as Little Mix fans were left distraught to find out their concert had been cancelled as they were ready to enter the SSE Arena. The band Little Mix have been forced to cancel their Belfast gigs after Jesy Nelson became unwell. The girl band were due to play a matinee and evening show at the SSE Arena on Thursday. The cancellation announcement came just minutes after the doors opened for the afternoon performance.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 31/03/2016 Little Mix fans were left distraught to find out their concert had been cancelled as they were ready to enter the SSE Arena. The band Little Mix have been forced to cancel their Belfast gigs after Jesy Nelson became unwell. The girl band were due to play a matinee and evening show at the SSE Arena on Thursday. The cancellation announcement came just minutes after the doors opened for the afternoon performance. Picture Matt Bohill/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 31/03/2016 Little Mix fans were left distraught to find out their concert had been cancelled as they were ready to enter the SSE Arena. The band Little Mix have been forced to cancel their Belfast gigs after Jesy Nelson became unwell. The girl band were due to play a matinee and evening show at the SSE Arena on Thursday. The cancellation announcement came just minutes after the doors opened for the afternoon performance. Picture Matt Bohill/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 31/03/2016 Little Mix fans were left distraught to find out their concert had been cancelled as they were ready to enter the SSE Arena. The band Little Mix have been forced to cancel their Belfast gigs after Jesy Nelson became unwell. The girl band were due to play a matinee and evening show at the SSE Arena on Thursday. The cancellation announcement came just minutes after the doors opened for the afternoon performance.
Little Mix Thursday afternoon concert at SSE Arena Belfast was cancelled after a member fell ill. Long journey back to the North West. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Disappointed Little Mix fans at the SSE arena Katie Coyle, Georgia Linehan, Carolyn Fitzsimons, Maeve Linehan and Fiona Linehan Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Little Mix Thursday afternoon concert at SSE Arena Belfast was cancelled after a member fell ill. Long journey back to the North West. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Disappointed Little Mix fans at the SSE arena Katie Dougan 8 Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Disappointed Little Mix fans at the SSE arena Emma, Erin, Clodagh , Leann, Jamie, Rhiannin , Megan and Fiona Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

“Tickets for both performances will be valid on this new date. For anyone unable to attend the rescheduled shows, please contact point of purchase for details on how to obtain a refund.

“Please note, tickets for matinee /evening shows are only valid for that show and are non-transferable.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused yesterday and hope to welcome Little Mix fans back to the arena on the rescheduled date."

Doors were due to open for their first show on Thursday at 1.30pm and a second show was scheduled for 6.30pm.

The band had played the 3Arena in Dublin on Wednesday night and hours before the band were due to take to the Belfast stage they were retweeting pictures of fans waiting outside the arena and had tweeted asking fans to "get weird".

The statement was released minutes after the doors were due to open with some fans saying they had already been queuing for over an hour.

Read the review of their Dublin show here

Just hours before singer Perrie tweeted: "Hey, how ya doin Belfast? Can we get #getweirdtourbelfast trending? Send us your pics".

The tweet was later deleted.

The band are due to perform in Belfast again on 19 April.








Heartbroken fans have been sharing their heartache and devastation on social media, many voicing outrage at the last minute nature of the announcement.

Many had travelled a distance to get there with some coming from Galway, Wales and Liverpool.

There were also bus loads who journeyed from Londonderry.

Tara Clelland told the Belfast Telegraph: "I was taking my 10-year-old tonight, she is devasated."

Carolyn McWilliams said: "I am gutted that tonight’s concert has been cancelled as I purchased the tickets for my daughter's 10th birthday which is today. 

"We didn’t have a party or anything as she was attending the concert and now we have nothing #oneunhappylittlebirthdaygirl"

Ciara McGeough said: "I was suppose to be taking my 11 year old niece. This is a complete joke how can they go from twitter asking people waiting outside the arena to 'get weird' to canceling the show because 1 of them is sick. Seriously. She got so sick in the space of an hour."

Last October, One Direction cancelled their show at the SSE Arena at the last minute as band member Liam payne was sick and unable to go on stage.

Most of the audience was already inside the venue when the cancellation announcement was made.

The band went on to play their second show the next day and disappointed fans who had missed out on the first show were offered tickets to a rescheduled gig later that week.

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