After the guys were announced as the winners of the Global Success Award — one of two the band took home on Wednesday — Harry was noticeably missing. In an awkward-yet-adorable moment, it turns out that he was “having a wee” and had to run onstage to join the rest of his 1D bandmates.
But the awkwardness didn’t end there.
The U.K. boy band were comfortably seated in their seats taking in the show at London’s O2 Arena when host James Corden joined Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn and Liam in the audience and asked them who was first to visit Bieber in prison following his recent arrest in Miami last month.
Niall laughed before Corden interjected with, “Did you tell him what guys do to people who look like him in prison? Did anyone send a text, Louis, saying, ‘Lay off the bongs?’ ” Awkward.
Louis responded when he was asked if he had any advice for the Canadian pop star, saying Bieber should “keep strong and keep doing what you’re doing.”
The unpredictable moments didn’t seem to dampen One Direction’s night, though. The awards show marked the first time the guys were seeing each other since taking a much-needed break before their Where We Are Tour kicks off in April. In the press room backstage, they seemed to be in good spirits … literally.
“I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little drunk,” Liam said when asked how he was feeling. “Secondly, absolutely amazing; I can’t believe we’re here again for the third time for our fourth award. It’s absolutely incredible. We can’t believe it.”
Niall, who was sporting crutches to the show after undergoing major knee surgery this week, also shared his excitement over the win.
With a little prodding from Louis and beatboxing by Liam, he did with a rap!: “This is our second year in a row to win the global success award/ We’ve been here three years now/ Got me knee operated on/ My crutches are here,” he joked.
And luckily, as far as we know, Niall’s not giving up 1D for a full-time hip-hop career.