Mariah Carey has cancelled her show in Brussels following this week's terrorist bombings which killed 31 people and left hundreds injured.

The superstar was advised to pull out of the show during the Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour on behalf of the safety of her fans, band and crew.

Writing on Instagram she said: "I love my fans in Brussels and at this time I am being advised to cancel my show for the safety of my fans, my band, crew and everyone involved with the tour. I hope to see you soon and send my prayers and eternal love, laughter and light to my Lambs." The venue itself has said that all other concerts will go ahead, with extra security, despite Tuesday's attacks.

She kicked off her tour last week in Scotland – her first live shows in the UK for 13 years – and plans to perform throughout Europe, South Africa and the US over the coming months. She was due to sing at the Forest National arena in Brussels on Sunday – the same day as her birthday.

Meanwhile Fayçal Cheffou, the so-called "third bomber" at Brussels airport, was charged with terrorist offences on March 26.

He is reportedly the "man in the hat" who was captured on CCTV alongside suicide bombers, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui at Zaventem International Airport where 11 people were killed. Another 20 people died when a bomb went off at Maelbeek metro station

Local media reported Cheffou was a freelance journalist but this has not been confirmed by the country's prosecutors.

Brussels remains on high alert as Interior Minister Jan Jambon said a solidarity rally has been called off due to safety concerns.

No passengers flights are being allowed from the city's airport before Tuesday.