One Direction Cause Pandemonium Down Under
British pop stars One Direction have brought chaos to the streets of Sydney, Australia after more than 10 young female fans fainted during the group's appearance in the city on Wednesday.
The boy band filmed a number of TV interviews on Wednesday, including a slot on breakfast show Sunrise at the Seven Network studios in Sydney's Martin Place, and hundreds of fans camped out to see their idols, with many sleeping on the street overnight.
The excitement of seeing the pop stars was too much for a number of the young girls, with more than 10 passing out in the crowd and being hauled out by first-aid workers for medical attention, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
Bandmember Niall Horan addressed the chaos in a post on his Twitter.com page, writing, "Guys this is crazy here, thank you all soo (sic) much! Please stay safe, the police here have been amazing, we don't want anyone (to) get hurt."
The incident comes just days after similar scenes at Sydney's airport marked One Direction's arrival Down Under. Hundreds of fans swarmed the building in a bid to catch a glimpse of the boys, but were left disappointed when police smuggled them out of the airport due to safety concerns.
Horan subsequently apologized to all those who had waited, and told them they were under orders from cops.
He tweeted, "Australia we're here, sorry we couldn't come out, airport police said it wasn't safe, we really wanted to come out and say hi, cya (see you) soon."