Singer Niall blames animal for his injury

One Direction star Niall Horan has joked that he’s on crutches because he was set upon by a cheeky critter while out in London.

‘I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park,’ he told Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon on Capital Breakfast.

‘They’re dangerous. It’s rare.’

Niall, 19 – who’s actually recovering from a knee operation to mend torn ligaments – isn’t the only 1D boy to have been snapped hobbling around in recent weeks.

Zayn Malik, 19, was seen limping through Heathrow Airport last month after hurting himself at Justin Bieber‘s LA pad.

‘We were skateboarding,’ Justin, 18, revealed on Manchester’s Key 103 Radio.

‘He rolled his ankle or something like that on the half pipe. I felt bad.’

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