'One Direction' band member hit in crotch with flying shoe

Fan's show of affection goes wrong

Author: Tara Evans, Producer, tevans@wkmg.com
Published On: Feb 28 2013 01:00:31 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 01:04:31 PM EST
One Direction singer struck by shoe
GLASGOW, Scotland -

A flying shoe does not seem too much of a big deal -- unless it hits you in the crotch.

That's exactly what happened to One Direction boy band member Harry Styles during a concert Tuesday in Glasgow, Scotland.

One excited fan threw a shoe on stage, and Styles grabbed it.  Another fan threw a shoe but missed, hitting him squarely in the crotch. His band members immediately yelled, "Man down!"

Styles kept his poise, briefly bending over in pain, before performing a series of lunges to show he was alright.

The fan later said she just wanted Harry to touch something of hers, since she couldn't reach him.  She said she did not mean to hurt him.