One Direction's Niall Horan snaps foot ligaments in drunken injury

Niall Horan poses for photographers upon arrival at Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
One Direction's Niall Horan. (Invision/AP)

Niall Horan has suffered a painful injury to his foot after falling over while drunk.

The One Direction singer shared a picture of himself on social media wearing a padded medical boot, followed by an image of his colourful bruise, revealing that he has snapped the ligaments on the outside of his ankle.

Horan, 26, revealed in an Instagram Live video: “I was chasing my cousin, missed the kerb and went over on my ankle.

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“I snapped all the ligaments on the outside of my foot. I’ve got such ugly feet or I’d show the world how bruised it is.”

He added: “I was running drunk and in these new streets, you can drive down them and they’re also sometimes pedestrianised... so the kerb looks the same as the actual driveable road and there was a little kerb.”

Niall Horan showed off his colourful bruise on social media. (Niall Horan/Instagram)
Niall Horan showed off his colourful bruise on social media. (Niall Horan/Instagram)

Speaking about how much he had been drinking Horan admitted: “I was about six pints deep.”

Replying to fans on Twitter, Horan confessed that his ankle still hurt and added: “Yeh but I’m hard as nails.”

He revealed he had been prescribed something for the pain and was due to see the doctor again this week.

Horan said the boot was comfortable to walk in and when asked how drunk he was at the time of the fall insisted: “Actually not that drunk to be honest hahaha . Very low curb that I didn’t see.”

FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, Liam Payne, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of boyband One Direction arrive at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.Malik said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." His bandmates said they were sad to see him go "but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)
Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of One Direction forming. (AP)

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The Irish singer released his second solo album, Heartbreak Weather, in March. He was scheduled to play the US this summer, before taking his Nice To Meet Ya tour to Europe in October.

But the shows have all been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

Horan found fame with boyband One Direction after competing in The X Factor in 2010.

Though he and bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have since gone their separate ways, 1D launched a new website last month to mark their 10th anniversary, sparking rumours of a possible reunion tour.