One Direction's Niall Reveals Pigeon Phobia
He's been terrified of the birds since toilet attack when he was a child...
Being a teenage boy band star has many advantages - the fame, the fortune, the girls - not to mention having bandmates to help protect you from terrifying pigeons.
AndOne Direction is apparently particularly glad of the last point, because he has revealed that he has a phobia of the very common birds.
The 18-year-old told The Sun newspaper: "I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows.
"I can't stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough. I think pigeons target me."
But bandmate Harry Styles reassured fans that he and the other members of 1D had got Niall's back, saying: "Niall's really scared of pigeons. We have to protect him."
The band are currently going down a storm in the US, scoring a No 1 album and getting ready to appear on hit show Glee.