Claustrophic Niall has crutches stolen after getting trapped in lift

Claustrophic Niall has crutches stolen after getting trapped in lift

Niall Horan got trapped in a lift and had his crutches stolen at a BRITs after-party.

The One Direction hunk - who suffers from claustrophobia - was left in a panic when he got stuck in a cramped lift for the second time in three months at the Sony Belvedere bash, at Mayfair's Arts Club, in London on Wednesday night.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Niall was with his security heading up to the party when the lift stalled for nearly five minutes.

"He was quite scared. One guy in the lift tried to film him and Niall asked his minders to ask him to delete the video."

The 20-year-old singer found himself in a similar situation last December when he suffered a panic attack after being caught inside a broken down lift in a hotel in Milan, Italy, along with a group of young adoring fans.

The Mullingar man recently turned to self-help books in a bid to help him combat his claustrophobia and panic attacks.

Meanwhile, Niall - who recently underwent an operation on his knee - was struck with even more bad luck at the party as someone swiped his crutches, but they were later handed back in to reception.

One Direction triumphed at the award ceremony, held at London's O2 Arena, on Monday after picking up the Global Success title and accolade for Best Video, which was voted for by fans on the night.

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