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One Direction's Niall Horan Has 'Major Knee Surgery' 3 Months Before Tour

Niall Horan of the musical group One Direction arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday,
Niall Horan of the musical group One Direction arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Niall Horan, one-fifth of the hugely successful boy band One Direction, has had "major" knee surgery just three months before the group is set to go on tour.

British tabloid The Sun published a photo of Horan walking on crutches, which sparked a fury of speculation and concern among the band's hardcore tween fan base. The 20-year-old took to Twitter, offering an explanation to his 16.7 million followers:

One Direction's "Where We Are" tour kicks off April 25 at Estadio El Campin in Bogota, Colombia, reports E! News.

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