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One Direction cancel On The Road Again Belfast gig 'after Liam Payne takes ill'

One Direction cancelled their concert at Belfast's SSE Arena on Tuesday night, after reports Liam Payne has taken ill.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan were due to entertain their army of dedicated fans who had camped out braving the cold to get their hands on the coveted On The Road Again tour tickets.

Fans were told the news moments before the band were due to take to the stage.

In a statement on their website, Aiken Promotions said: "The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious , he is unable to perform tonight.

Can't believe this one direction is cancelled

Posted by Leah Mulholland on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

"Please hold on to your tickets. A further statement will be made in the morning. The band apologise to the fans and wish Liam better."

Loyal fans had been queuing for hours on rainy night Belfast night to get the best spot to see their idols.

A bystander described children being in 'floods of tears' after hearing the news.

Fans have expressed their outrage and disappointment on social media.

"Yikes lots of sad fans heading home tonight," one tweeted.

Another tweeted: "absolute disgrace in Belfast tonight! Such a sin on them poor kids waiting to see you. Don't be surprised if you loose fans!!![sic]".

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans José Delhez  and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans José Delhez and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to tight.  Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to tight. Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

One Direction cancel Belfast gig: Pictured is Corinne Davison with Lynesy Davison from Carryduff at the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott

One Direction cancel Belfast gig: Pictured is Corinne Davison with Lynesy Davison from Carryduff at the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Cara Hannon, Michaela Gallagher, Hannah O'Donnell and Amy McGreevy prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Cara Hannon, Michaela Gallagher, Hannah O'Donnell and Amy McGreevy prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Marion Monteiro, Krouza Chalaris and Mathilde Gaillot  prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Marion Monteiro, Krouza Chalaris and Mathilde Gaillot prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans from Lisburn prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans from Lisburn prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Nikki Leendertsen,
Chloe Zielinski, Manon Leyssen prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Nikki Leendertsen, Chloe Zielinski, Manon Leyssen prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Sylvana Ten Caat,
Myan Whyatt and Loarena Whyatt prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans Sylvana Ten Caat, Myan Whyatt and Loarena Whyatt prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Alana Crowe, Sarah Moore and Aimww Tweed from Portstwart pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Alana Crowe, Sarah Moore and Aimww Tweed from Portstwart pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Jodie McInally (Belfast) Marie Hafele(Austria)Anna Schekulin(Austria)Megan Cooling(Londonderry) Amy Bond(Londonderry) and Emma Simpson(Londonderry) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Jodie McInally (Belfast) Marie Hafele(Austria)Anna Schekulin(Austria)Megan Cooling(Londonderry) Amy Bond(Londonderry) and Emma Simpson(Londonderry) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Leah Wortley, Carrie Wright and Niamh Marsden from Portadown pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans (L-R) Leah Wortley, Carrie Wright and Niamh Marsden from Portadown pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma and Maria Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma and Maria Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's fans (L-R) Nikki Leendertsen(Holland) Sabrina Groothuesheidkamp(Holland) Myan and Lorena Whyatt from (Israel) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

One Direction's fans (L-R) Nikki Leendertsen(Holland) Sabrina Groothuesheidkamp(Holland) Myan and Lorena Whyatt from (Israel) pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

SSE Energiser Jennifer Evans along with 1D fans 
Emma Armstrong, Lauren McClatchey and Hannah Monaghan prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Jennifer Evans along with 1D fans Emma Armstrong, Lauren McClatchey and Hannah Monaghan prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Lee Waring along with 1D fans Sarah Emerson and Louise Stafford prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Lee Waring along with 1D fans Sarah Emerson and Louise Stafford prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Rebecca Ferris along with 1D fans 
Jess Wilson and Amy Wright prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energiser Rebecca Ferris along with 1D fans Jess Wilson and Amy Wright prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

SSE Energisers along with 1D fans prepare to electrify the SSE Arena, Belfast this afternoon ahead of tonight's concert. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/10/2015
 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight.
Picture By: Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/10/2015 One DirectionÕs current On The Road Again world tour hits Belfast. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and MullingarÕs own Niall Horan will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast from Tuesday 20 Ð Thursday 22 October 2015. Fans Emma Kearney from Newry pictured outside the SSE Arena in Belfast for the first of 3 concerts tonight. Picture By: Pacemaker Press

The band's official Twitter account tweeted: "Belfast! Are you ready? #OnTheRoadAgain2015" only hours before the show was to begin.

The hashtag '#GetWellSoonLiam' began trending on Twitter just minutes after the cancellation.

Some 30,000 fans in Northern Ireland have splashed out more than £1.6m on tickets for the band's three sell-out shows.

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Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Picture - Kevin Scott Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Belfast Northern Ireland- 1direction cancelled Pictured is the scene at the SSE arena in Belfast where 1 direction have cancelled their nights concert following a sudden illness by Liam Payne Picture - Kevin Scott

Belfast Telegraph