Niall Horan makes a heartbreaking confession

Niall Horan may be one fifth of the world’s biggest boy band EVER but that doesn’t mean his life is perfect.

For many of us, the idea of that scale of fame may be daunting or exciting, being able to visit so many countries, meet so many people and have millions of adoring fans.

But Niall feels like he has missed out on something most of us had – a childhood.

Becoming famous at 16-years-old means that Niall didn’t get to finish secondary school and do all of the things his former classmates may have done, and it gets to him: “My childhood was cut short by The X Factor, because One Direction took off and I never really got the chance to finish school or do exams or anything like that. After the first audition, I packed everything in my life in a bag. What I didn’t realise at the time was that, when I was stuffing clothes into the little suitcase, that was pretty much me leaving home for good.”

Niall also said that there are days when he wishes his life wasn’t so hectic: “There are days where I wish I could just sit on my own and have a bit of my own time.”

Niall, who is from Mullingar, is very close to his family and often posts photos of his adorable nephew Theo on his Intsagram page. 

Theo was actually hospitalised in Crumlin earlier today so we're sure his uncle is sending him his well-wishes. Feel beter, Theo!