Niall Horan targeted by troll 'fans' sending abusive messages about his family and two-year-old nephew
Niall Horan has revealed he is being targeted by a group of trolls who are sending him an incessant stream of abusive messages.
The former One Direction star took to Twitter to address the issue after the so-called fans managed to get his number.
The group has set up a chat group with the express aim of abusing him and sending him horrible messages about his family, even his two-year-old nephew Theo.
Although he said he is "not the kind of person who thinks into this" he did say that the messages have been keeping him awake at night.
For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages off a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive . Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of person who thinks into stuff like this— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
But I just think it's crazy how we let people away with things like this— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
Niall added that the group were laughing at him even as he tweeted about the issue and he wanted to highlight it for other people who might be going through the same thing.
"Don’t worry about me .im the most carefree , laid back person around. But I’m just signalling it, because this sh*te is happening to others."
Niall is not the first One Direction member to fall foul of a so-called fan. Last week Louise Tomlinson was phoned up by a fan who asked him to follow her on Twitter.
When he refused she said she hoped his baby would die. However, he had recorded the conversation and said he passed the information on to his legal team.