Niall Horan reveals fear of going out after One Direction fan chases

One Direction star Niall Horan has confessed that he felt “afraid” to go out after experiencing relentless pursuit by fans during the band’s touring days. The 29-year-old Irish singer-songwriter opened up to Cosmopolitan UK about the challenges of touring with the globally famous boy band, which also included Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik.

Horan recalled the hectic nature of their tours, saying, “We’d go to countries and never see a second of it – it was hotel, venue, plane, same again. We couldn’t get out the (hotel) door. If you went out in the car, you’d be seen and chased (by fans).” He acknowledged the reasons behind the fans’ enthusiasm but admitted that it affected him to the point where he struggled to go out in London after returning from tours.

One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016 after achieving worldwide success, including five albums and four world tours. Since then, Horan has embarked on a solo career, releasing popular tracks such as Slow Hands and Heaven. He expressed his excitement and nervousness about his upcoming third album, The Show, stating, “I hope I didn’t waste 18 months writing something for people not to like it.”

In the interview, Horan also discussed his friendship with Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi, describing him as a “diamond geezer” and “one of the funniest” people he has ever met. Additionally, he shared a light-hearted anecdote about a chance encounter with actor Channing Tatum on a plane, highlighting that celebrities do not always know each other personally.

Horan’s candid conversation with Cosmopolitan UK offers insight into his experiences as a member of One Direction and his life as a solo artist, revealing both the excitement and challenges that come with fame.

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Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.

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