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The day the music died (but not Liam Payne, he’s not actually dead)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 October 2015

One Direction

One Direction were forced to cancel a show in Belfast last night after Liam Payne was taken “suddenly ill”. “Suddenly” mind, not “seriously”, so worry a little, but not too much.

Fans were already in their seats when the announcement was made that the show could not go ahead, resulting in some booing and plenty of weeping, apparently. So there’s your show right there. Though fans have been told to hang on to their tickets pending an announcement. Let’s hope they didn’t tear them up in rage or weep them into a pulp.

Publicist Simon Jones tweeted: “Unfortunately One Direction have had to cancel tonight’s concert in Belfast. Liam has been taken suddenly ill, and the concert will sadly not be taking place. Fans have been asked to hold on to their tickets and there will be a further statement tomorrow. The band apologise to their fans and wish Liam well as soon as possible”.

The three not ill members of One Direction all subsequently took to the tweets to apologise for the very last minute cancellation. Why not see if you can guess which apology was tweeted by which 1D member – Harry, Louis and Niall.

“Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast. Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We’re very sorry”.

“We’re so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding!”

“So sorry we have had to cancel tonight guys. Unfortunately these things happen… Thank you to all who came down tonight!”

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