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Thousands of teenage girls 'distraught' and 'disappointed' over cancelled One Direction Belfast gig

One Direction have announced that ticket holders from Tuesday night's cancelled concert will be able to watch that stars perform on Friday.

One Direction. Credit: @onedirection

Tonight’s and Tomorrow Night's One Direction concerts in SSE Arena, Belfast will be going ahead as planned.

Once again we apologise for the cancellation of last night’s One Direction show. We thank everyone for their understanding and their good wishes to Liam.

Tuesday’s concert has been rescheduled for this Friday 23rd October. All tickets from last night's postponed concert will be valid for Friday.

For anyone not able to attend the rescheduled Show on Friday, please contact point of purchase for detail of how to obtain a refund.

– One Direction statement

Thousands of teenage girls took to social media to say how "distraught" and "disappointed" they were that last night's One Direction gig in Belfast was cancelled just two minutes before the group were due on stage.

Liam Payne has reportedly fallen ill Credit: Reuters

One Direction have cancelled a concert at Belfast's SSE Arena tonight after band member Liam Payne fell ill.

According to the band's PR agency the 22-year-old was unable to go onstage after becoming ill, leading to the show reportedly being cancelled just minutes before it was due to start.

Aiken PR said: "The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious, he is unable to perform tonight.

"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."

After the concert was cancelled, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson tweeted apologies:

Disappointed fans of the X Factor winning band tweeted that they had waited hours for the show to begin before it was cancelled at the last minute: