Friday, 29 October 2010

X Factor: One more disaster for One Direction as fan is injured in rush to see boy band



Ouch: A young fan ended up with an injured foot in the rush to see One Direction outside X Factor rehearsals in Wembley today

They haven't even released their first single yet and already One Direction appear to be reaching the heights of Beatlemania.

But excitement at seeing their idols turned to pain for one teenage fan today when she ended up injured in the rush to meet the boy band.

A young brunette was left needing hospital treatment after her foot ended up underneath One Direction's taxi as they arrived for rehearsals.

Calm down girls! The teenage fans had rushed One Direction's taxi as it tried to pull out when the accident occured

As the taxi pulled up outside Fountain Studios in Wembley, north west London, a group of screaming girls rushed the vehicle so the driver decided to pull away.

In the melee, one fan ended up injured and was later seen wearing a foot brace as she was wheel into an ambulance by paramedics.

A friend of the girl wrote on Twitter: 'OMG, my friend went to the X Factor Studios today and the car that One Direction were in ran over her foot and now she's in hospital.'

Medical attention: A paramedic tends to the injured fan before she is taken to hospital

Injured: The fan's hopes of seeing One Direction today are dashed as she's wheeled into an ambulance

The girl's injury comes just two days after One Direction bandmember Liam Payne hurt his ankle after falling on stage during a gig by rapper Tinie Tempah.

The 17-year-old was performing with his bandmates at Koko in Camden, north London when he tripped on stage.

Liam's injury has apparently made the group reconsider their choreography ahead of Saturdays' Halloween-themed live show.

Writing on his Twitter page, Liam said: 'What a doofus! Fell over on stage in front of Tinie Tempah.... so uncool.'

Enjoying his fame: One Direction's youngest member Harry Styles (front) and bandmate Zayn Malik (left) chat to fans over the security fence

Little heartbreakers: The group (L-R) Zayn, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry and Louis Tomlinson have been called 'five Justin Biebers' by judge Louis Walsh

Since they were formed by Cowell, One Direction have quickly established the biggest fanbase on the show with teenage girls across the country going crazy for the five-piece.

The four judges have regularly compared the group to other boy bands or 'five Justin Biebers', with their mentor Simon Cowell dubbing them 'the most exciting popband in the country'.

After their performance last week of Pink's Nobody Knows, Cheryl Cole said: 'You are my guilty pleasure. When you watch the VT and see all the hysteria you cause, that’s what you should do, that’s what boybands should be about.'

One Direction-mania: Fans off school on half-term hang on to a security fence for the chance to see their idols

'We love you One Direction': The fans even ended up on lying on the pavement in the hope of seeing the band

However, oldest bandmember Louis Tomlinson broke hearts this week when he admitted he had a girlfriend.

The 18-year-old said he had been in relationship for seven months and she came down from Doncaster every weekend to see him in the live shows.

While Cowell has denied Louis Walsh's accusations that he 'only cares about One Direction' and isn't giving full support to girl group Belle Amie, his former proteges Diva Fever has also echoed the Irish judge's comments.

Diva Fever's Craig Saggers, 21, told Now magazine: 'He only cares about One Direction. He sees pound signs when he looks at them.'

Calm: Fortunately Cher Lloyd (left) and Rebecca Ferguson's arrivals at rehearsals weren't so chaotic

source: dailymail [endtext]

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