Thousands of One Direction fans were left inconsolable after the band cancelled their Belfast gig just minutes before it was set to begin.
Fans as young as five, dressed to toe in 1D swag, burst into tears as a spokesperson appeared on stage to break the news.
— Belfast Live (@BelfastLive) October 20, 2015
"The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious , he is unable to perform tonight,” Aiken Promotions have said in a recent statement on their website.
Some fans travelled up to eight hours to attend the gig, waited up to 12 hours to enter the arena and spent hundreds of euros on tickets - as you can imagine, they're are not happy.
Crying buckets my Fav band One Direction has cancelled their concert in Belfast tonight.. Been waiting a year for this concert # pissed off!— Barry (@ric0chetkiller) October 20, 2015
Rumour has it that it's not actually raining in Belfast tonight, it's just the teenage tears of all the One Direction fans at the SSE Arena.— Andrew Priestley (@A_Priestley89) October 20, 2015
youre never quite as alive as you are when crying over one direction— ella (@eleadore) October 21, 2015
One Direction cancelled in Belfast minutes before taking to the stage!
I'm sitting in the front row here crying— Stephen McStocker ✌ (@hiblade) October 20, 2015
Belfast the one direction concert has just been cancelled I'm shaking OMG I'm crying— cara💞 (@beminenarry) October 20, 2015
— lucy (@cracktae) October 20, 2015
Northern Irish TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has since taken to Twitter to slam the band over how they handled the unfortunate suituation.
It has since been rumored that Liam Payne may be suffering from food poisoning, although it's his second no-show in a week after he was unable to attend the Attitude Magazine Awards due to illness.