One Direction frontman Niall Horan has spoken for the first time about his terrifying fear of pigeons.
The debilitating ornithophobia stems from a traumatic childhood incident when a crazed pigeon assaulted Niall while he was on the crapper.
He told The Sun: "I can't stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough."
Sadly as a result, Niall was left with pigeon paranoia. "I think pigeons target me," he mused.
The winged harbingers of doom have also been causing trouble for 1D's most popular member during outdoor performances. "I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows," he said.