One Direction’s Niall Horan Has ‘Major’ Surgery

'Yes, I've had major knee surgery, a much larger surgery than first anticipated,' he said of a knee procedure.

First the good news: everything is going to be just fine. Deep breath.

Yes, One Direction’s Niall Horan, 20, blew out his knee in December in advance of the band’s upcoming tour. The injury was a result of a problem he’s had since childhood where his knee easily dislocates.

“Hey guys I know most of you have seen those pics today!” he wrote to fans who likely caught the image run in England’s The Sun tabloid which showed him hobbling on crutches into London’s Heathrow airport with his knee in a brace. “Yes I’ve had major knee surgery, a much larger surgery than first anticipated.”

The good news, however, is that, given how big it was, he said the surgery was a “complete success.”

As he recovers, his one request was that fans and the media grant him some privacy so he can focus on getting well for the Where We Are Tour.

Fans, of course, had plenty of well wishes, with Queen Ally writing, “Niall feel better my babe get some rest love you!” Another, Ryan, told Niall to keep a good attitude about recovery, remembering that it means lots of treats and football-watching (no, not the NFL playoffs).

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