One Direction's Niall Horan Undergoes 'Much Larger' Knee Surgery Than Expected

One Direction's Niall Horan seen on January 15, 2014 One Direction's Niall Horan seen on January 15, 2014

One Direction fans can rest easy – despite photos of band member Niall Horan hobbling through London’s Heathrow airport on crutches, the singer is on the mend following a “major” knee surgery.

“Hey guys I know most of you have seen those pics today!” the 20-year-old boy bander wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Yes I’ve had major knee surgery, a much larger surgery than first anticipated.”

Niall’s surgery might have been serious, but needed and successful.

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“I would like to tell u, it was a complete success ! Considering the scale of it!” he continued.

And now Niall, would like to have a little R&R (and some alone time) before he heads out on tour with the rest of the 1D guys in April.

“So all I ask of you guys is that you would respect my privacy as I try to recover and get [ready] for the where we are tour!” the singer said in another Tweet.

-- Jesse Spero

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