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Niall Horan Says Being in One Direction Was Sometimes Like Being a 'Prisoner' Due to Fan Hysteria

Niall Horan Says Being in One Direction Was Sometimes Like Being a 'Prisoner' Due to Fan Hysteria

Niall Horan is getting honest about his time in One Direction.

The 27-year-old solo star spoke out in an interview with Dermot O’Leary for Audible’s People, Just People podcast.

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In the interview, he got candid about his experience as a boy band member, and agreed that he felt like a prisoner “a couple of times” as fans would invade their hotel rooms and follow them to their cars.

“A couple of times, yeah…we were 17, 18, 19 for the first few years. I struggled with it…I have to be doing something all the time. And the thought of closing my curtains in my hotel room was madness to me,” he said.

“I struggled with the idea of, why won’t you just let us out? We just want to go for a walk! But you can’t get inside the brain of a fan, and now I completely get it, but at the time, you’re like: you’re our age! Just let us out! We just want to walk down the street. You must understand!” he said.

He also talked about the band’s South America stadium tour, which resulted in intense fan experiences.

“We get into Lima at 1 a.m., and we’re driving from the airport to the hotel, and we see a shopping center. Me and Louie and Liam were like, ‘Ok, when we get up tomorrow morning we’ll have a little stroll around there.’ The next morning we wake up and me and Louie were playing FIFA in the room, and Liam comes up and is like, ‘Come on, let’s go.’ And Louie still had his curtains pulled. Then Louie goes, ‘Just have a look out that window.’ The police had done a headcount, and there were 10,000 people in the street the whole time.”

Zayn Malik recently revealed which member’s music he likes the best.

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