One Direction cancel concert after Liam Payne is taken ill


One Direction have cancelled a concert after Liam Payne became ill.

A spokeswoman said the 22-year-old was not seriously unwell but that it had prompted the band to pull out of last night's gig at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

It is the first of three nights the boy band are due to play at the Northern Ireland venue during their On The Road Again tour.

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

"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."

Liam's bandmates tweeted to fans disappointed at missing out on the show.

Harry Styles wrote last night: "Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast. Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We're very sorry."

Louis Tomlinson added: "We're so so sorry for what happened, it was out of our control Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding."