Niall Horan suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The former One Direction band member has for the first time openly told about the compulsion that affects his daily life.
Horan has a strong need for certain actions to repeat or things to double check. “I have a feeling that I have things in a certain way must do it,” he said in an interview with the German newspaper die Zeit. “If I, for example, a burger with fries on my plate I have, I always need to first the French fries to eat, and all the way to the end until the hamburger.”
Also during a concert, he is with his tics involved. “If I’m ever standing up on stage, I always have a fixed order. I always have to be in the same order, the to sing songs, move and so on,” he says. Previously, he was already known many to suffer from an anxiety disorder.
The tics, in combination with his interest in music instead of sports, made Niall not popular at school. But in the meantime, Slow Hands-the singer learned to with the compulsion to go. “They belong to me, regardless of what others think.”