One Direction lads suffer minor injuries in car crash
One Direction fans were in trauma last night as word spread the boys had been hurt in a horror car crash.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene on one of Birmingham’s busiest roads.
X Factor quintet Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, who had just performed a gig in the city, were all treated for neck injuries.
The boys were advised to cancel last night’s concert in Plymouth, because three members had severe headaches and spinal pain.
As rumours of the crash spread online, hundreds of distraught One Direction fans frantically tweeted and posted across various forums.
My source says: “It was pretty terrifying for everyone concerned. All five boys, plus two members of the crew, were in their tour bus when the car rammed into the back of it.
“Thankfully, it withstood most of the impact but obviously, travelling at speed, the boys’ couldn’t avoid whiplash. After careering across the road, both vehicles came to a stop. Louis, Zayn and Niall were the worst affected.
“Paramedics advised management to scrap the gig in Plymouth but because the boys didn’t want to let anyone down they agreed to go ahead.”
The heart-throb group’s loyal fans, meanwhile, used the microblogging site to convey their distress.
x_Directioner_Omg wrote: “[are] the rumours true about One Direction in a car crash!!!!!!!!! I feel like crying !!!! 🙁 while @AliceDigby_1D posted: “OMF gee, One Direction were in a car crash?!?! I’m so upset :’(.”
Despite their injuries, the band took to the stage at Plymouth’s Pavilions, performing a slightly tentative 90- minute set as part of their UK tour.