A Day To Remember fan falls from balcony during gig

The concert was cancelled after a man in his twenties was injured during a Portsmouth concert

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A performance by American punk band A Day To Remember had to be abandoned after a 25-year-old man plunged from a balcony.

The 21-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering serious head injuries during the incident at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

A Day To Remember had been onstage for about 30 minutes when the man fell at approximately 10pm last night.

After noticing the accident, the band immediately stopped playing and announced that concert was over.

"Our thoughts are with the person who was injured at the show tonight in Portsmouth. Sorry we had to cut the set short due to the circumstances,” A Day To Remember posted on Twitter.

One eye witness, Karl Braham, also tweeted: "Seeing the guy fall at @whereisADTR can kinda shake you up hope the guy is ok"

Fans suggested on Twitter that the man had jumped from the balcony and a police spokesman said they were carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the fall.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 10.13pm with a report that a 25-year-old male had fallen from a balcony. We sent a response car and an ambulance. His condition was serious and he was taken to Southampton General Hospital."