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Niall Horan to Undergo Knee Surgery Before One Direction World Tour

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Instagram (@niallhoran)Aww, baby! While most members of One Direction are gearing up for their Where We Are world tour, kicking off next April in Latin America, Niall Horan's taking it easy — and bracing himself for major surgery.

According to The Sun, the 20-year-old Irishman is headed to the U.S. next week to check into an exclusive medical clinic, where he'll undergo knee surgery and remain there for ten days. "Niall has battled this problem since he was a child. His knee dislocates and it is very uncomfortable… He's had physio sessions for years, but the pain persists, so surgery is the best solution to have him fully fit and ready for the demands of a long tour."

This news comes just one year after the singer announced a previous operation on the same knee after a — wait for it — squirrel attack in London. It was reported that it was a lingering result of an earlier football (or soccer, in the States) injury.

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