09:39 GMT, 1 August 2012
11:06 GMT, 1 August 2012
Health worries: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has revealed he is going deaf in his right ear
They are one of the most popular boybands in the world, and are greeted with piercing screams from fans wherever they go.
And now One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has revealed he has started to go deaf in his right ear due to the volume of screaming the band are subjected to.
The 20-year-old singer is quoted at telling the Daily Mirror that he is suffering from tinnitus in his ear, which has muffled his hearing.
He said: ‘I am going slightly deaf in my right ear. It’s tinnitus… something like that.’
Louis added that the band’s fans were always ‘very loud, especially Scousers.’
Louis and bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne have now been told that they must wear protective earpieces when they hit the stage.
A source told the paper: ‘Screams during gigs have started
affecting the boys on stage. They are only young and still developing, so
management insist they wear hi-tech earpieces and filters to reduce the
volume of the screaming and the music.’
But Louis’ hearing difficulties are unlikely to affect the reaction the band get from their very eager fans.
Struggles: Louis revealed that the screams from the louder fans of the band have caused him to suffer from tinnitus in his ear
Isn’t that against the rules? Louis and Liam Payne were spotted snacking on chocolate despite claims they have been put on a healthy eating plan by their management company
The boys were greeted by scores of fans as they left a recording studio in west London yesterday following a gruelling session.
of fans patiently waited the departure of the boys, ensuring their
make-up was flawless before the group made their exit.
the boys have spoken about their nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, revealed yesterday, admitting they are more than excited about performing at the event in September.
Smiles all round: Harry Styles and Liam looked in good spirits as they left a London recording studio yesterday
Making a dash for it: Niall Horan kept his head down as he made his way to the car, flanked by a huge bouncer
Liam told MTV news: ‘We’re really
looking forward to the VMAs. It’s quite nerve-racking as well, because
obviously there’s been so many historical moments and stuff that have
happened at the VMAs. Now we want to make a moment ourselves, but who
The boys have been nominated for Best Pop Video and Best New Artist for their video for What Makes You Beautiful.
Harry added: ‘It’s a big occasion to perform at the VMAs, and we’re here for our fans. So this one’s for our fans.’
In the spotlight: Zayn Malik was happy to have his photograph taken by his eagerly awaiting fans
Over here! Hundreds of girls waited outside the studio in the hope of catching a glimpse of the group
New rules: The boys have now been told to wear protective earpieces when they perform to prevent further damage to their hearing
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I’m sure most people in ‘bands’ suffer from hearing after a while…
Oh the irony
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