Harry Styles hit in the eye mid-concert after fan throws Skittles at him
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Harry Styles was hit in the eye with a Skittle while performing on Monday November 14, leaving fans furious.
The singer is currently embarking on his 167-date Love on Tour world tour, but was recently forced to reschedule three November dates due to illness; fortunately the former One Direction star was feeling well enough that he was able to return to the stage on Wednesday (November 10).
However, less than a week after returning, Styles appears to have been struck directly in the face by a Skittle that had been flung towards the star - you can see footage here:
In the footage shared on social media, several pieces of candy can be seen raining down on the stage before one piece hits Styles in the left eye.
The 28-year-old can be seen quickly putting his hand to his eye before he bows his head to the crowd and puts his hands in the air.
In one clip, he can then be seen turning towards the camera where he’s got his left eye firmly closed.
The fan who posted the clip said the incident had ‘ruined’ Styles’ performance of 'Kiwi', while other fans were quick to condemn the Skittle-thrower.
One person said: “Stop throwing things on stage full stop. It's just not safe for anyone involved, you could hit Harry like in this video, you could hit one of the band members, you could hit an audience member, Harry could trip over it, it's not safe. Do not throw things.”
Another wrote: “This could truly hurt him, damage his sight or anything else for that matter. Please don't.”
While a third said: “Are you guys f**king stupid? In what world is that okay?”
Someone else tweeted: “Don’t they understand that this is dangerous and they could have blinded him?”
The incident happened just days after Styles was forced to reschedule three November dates, moving them to January due to falling ill.
In a post on Instagram shortly before he was due to perform on November 5, he wrote: “Towards the end of the show on Wednesday, I started feeling ill, and I’ve been in bed with the flu ever since. I've been doing everything I can to be able to sing tonight, but I'm leaving the doctor now, and I'm devastated that it’s just not possible.
“Until very recently I haven’t had to postpone a show due to illness in the 12 years I’ve been touring. I’m so sorry to do it, and if there was anyway I could do the show I would.
“I’m sorry this news is coming so close to show time, but it was my sincerest hope to be able to play for you tonight.
"I know several of you have planned trips to LA to see the show, and it means the absolute world to me."