Fans left in tears as One Direction suddenly CANCEL Belfast gig

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Hundreds of young fans were left devastated tonight after One Direction cancelled their first Belfast concert at the last minute.

The group were due to perform at the SSE Arena this evening after three sold-out nights at Dublin's 3Arena, but had to pull out just minutes beforehand.

Support act Jamie Lawson had just finished playing when the announcement was made around 9pm.

"Unfortunately One Direction have had to cancel tonight's concert in Belfast," a statement from Aiken Promotions read. 

"Liam has been taken suddenly ill, and the concert will sadly not be taking place."

Niall, Harry and Louis all took to social media tonight to apologise to fans for the unforeseen cancellation:

There is no news yet on whether Wednesday and Thursday's gigs will go ahead.

For now, tonight's attendees have been asked to "hold on to their tickets" with a further statement due tomorrow.

One concertgoer, father Michael Green, said he was "disgusted" at the way fans had been treated.

He told BBC that he and his six-year-old daughter had to walk past "hundreds and hundreds" of weeping women and children to exit the venue.

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