Niall Horan says he felt like a prisoner in One Direction
Niall Horan admitted that being in One Direction made him feel like he was a prisoner.
During a recent episode of the podcast People, Just People hosted by Dermot O'Leary, Horan said he felt ''like a prisoner'' as a member of one of the biggest boybands in the world due to the passionate fandom that the band attracted.
The 27-year-old from Mullingar was just 16 when he was put into the band with fellow members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles.
On the podcast, he said "I really struggled with the idea: 'Why won't you just let us out? We just want to go for a walk!' But you can't get inside the brain of a fan."
He added, "Now I completely get it, but at the time we were like: 'You're our age, will you just let us out so we can walk down the street! You must understand!'
Looking back on One Direction's success, he said, "In the UK, it was nuts. We'd go and do signings here and there and bits and pieces and that was crazy.
"That was the first kind of side of it, you know, banging on car windows. Around the release of What Makes You Beautiful is when it really kicked off.
"We did an HMV run around the country, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, to do the signings and that was the first time I saw the madness."
More from Entertainment
RTE viewers thrilled to see a trans man on First Dates Ireland last night on a date with Muirenn from Cork
Last night's episode of 'First Dates Ireland' introduced us to Harry, a 28-year-old trans man, who was looking to find love at the restaurant.
RTE's Late Late Show confirms 'very special guest' for Friday night's show
This week's edition of the 'Late Late Show' will be dedicated to celebrating Michael D. Higgins' birthday. As the Irish President gets ready to turn 80 this Sunday, Ryan will sit down with him at Áras an Uachtaráin to discuss the President's hopes for Ireland's future.
Star of Disney+ Home Alone reboot says it is ''very close'' to completion
Disney+'s 'Home Alone' reboot casts two 'SNL' cast members, Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell are to join the Disney+ adaptation.
WATCH: Cork musician Emmo appears on BBC's 'I Can See Your Voice'
A brand new show called "I Can See Your Voice" began on BBC over the weekend.
Big Brother star Nikki Grahame passes away aged 38
Former Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38.
Wild Youth announce Irish & UK tour dates
Irish indie-poppers Wild Youth celebrate the release of their new EP Forever Girl by announcing their ten-date headline 2022 tour.