A flying piece of footwear hit One Direction singer Harry Styles squarely in the crotch during a concert Tuesday night in Glasgow, Scotland.
After an overzealous fan threw a shoe onto the stage, Styles picked it up — and that’s when a second shoe went flying, causing the 19-year-old singer to double over. The Independent reports that Styles got hit in the same area during a concert at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in April 2012.
Fans are tweeting their condolences to the vocalist through the hashtag #Pray4HarryBalls. And yes, the tweets are weird — but they are a step up from the tweets he usually gets about people’s dead pets.
Maybe the sneaker to the groin was timely. The pop sensations released a new single last week called “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” a mashup of Blondie’s “One Way or Another” and “Teenage Kicks” by The Undertones, recorded for the UK charity Comic Relief. Prime Minister David Cameron makes a cameo in the music video (2:29 mark), so perhaps he can order some extra security for these chaps: