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1Ders: Stop throwing things at Niall’s knee

By | Published on Friday 27 June 2014

Niall Horan

What is it about human music fans that make them want to throw things at musicians they love?

Throwing things at musicians you hate I can understand, even if we can’t endorse such actions (not even throwing eggs in the general direction of Master Bieber, unless you’re that former neighbour and it’s simple retaliation), but why target bands you like? And especially their wobbly knees.

One Direction’s Niall Horan has pleaded with fans to not throw things in his general direction after one missile-lobbing audience member caught his knee during a gig in Amsterdam this week. And as you’ll all remember, that very knee required surgery earlier this year, partly because of injuries sustained in a not at all comical squirrel attack back in 2012.

Of course squirrels are unlikely to change their ways because of some 1D tweets, but Horan is hoping the same isn’t true of his own fans. After this week’s stage-missile left him hobbling, he took to Twitter to plead: “Guys! Can you limit what gets thrown on stage please! Coz somethin thrown at me tonight! Hit my knee! A lot of pain from it!”

He added: “Never wanna sound like I’m complaining! But only having my operation five months ago, I still get a bit of pain and I’m very scared about it”.

So take note One Directioners. No knee attacks. Learn from your pop idols, not squirrels.