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One Direction Star Niall Horan Recovering After Vicious Attack... By A Squirrel

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Never mind those rabid One Direction fans wanting a piece of their idols... it seems the UK's rodent population do too as Niall Horan found out last week when he was attacked by... a squirrel.

Yes, really.

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And so vicious was the attack by the raging rodent in London's Battersea Park that Niall was forced to undergo painful knee surgery as a result (we're not making this up, honest).

The 19-year-old boybander ended up on crutches after tearing the ligaments in his knee trying to escape the 8 inch tall grey squirrel, which commonly weigh less than a kilogram.

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Armed and dangerous: A squirrel, yesterday.

Speaking on on Capital Radio's Sunday Breakfast Show, Horan said: "A squirrel attacked me. I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park. They're dangerous. It's rare.

"I've torn most of the ligaments in my knee. So no football for me, it's early retirement now. I've got a floating knee-cap."

Niall has since recovered from his ordeal and is off the crutches.

Meanwhile, reports of a large group of angry looking hamsters gathering outside 1D HQ are yet to be confirmed. More news as we get it.

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