One Direction's Niall Horan furious after fan takes photo of him sleeping on plane while sick

Published Tuesday, Aug 2 2016, 10:18 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
One Direction's Niall Horan has been left in disbelief after a fan took a photograph of him sleeping on a plane.

The Irish popstar had apparently told the female fan he wasn't up to taking a selfie with her as he was feeling sick, which meant he was stunned to see an image floating around Twitter this week showing him sleeping on the flight.

One Direction's Niall Horan takes tube selfie (13 October).

© Instagram / niallhoran

An explanation next to the picture said: "I sat directly next to Niall from One Direction for nine hours on my flight home from London last night. He was sick and asked for no selfies but here is a pic I snapped while he was sleeping lol. He was so friendly."

Niall, however, wasn't amused, and retweeted the whole message with the caption: "I think this sh*t is unreal. I mean if you can't sleep on a plane without people taking photos of you, what can u do."

Niall's post has been retweeted 85,000 times and favourited 150,000 times.

As you'd expect, numerous One Direction fans were on Niall's side, saying he's entitled to his privacy, particularly when he's already said he can't take photos as he was feeling poorly.