Niall hosted the BBQ on the roof of his apartment block in London, where he and a group of friends were apparently singing, playing guitars and “banging on drums” all night long.
A source from the building told the Sun, “They got louder as the night went on. Music was being pumped out and in all the excitement, Niall jumped on his [life-sized] Barack Obama model and its arm came off.”
It could have been these shenanigans that caused Niall the sore throat he had this week, which forced him to pull out of rehearsals.
He had been due to join his 1D band mate in the studio to work on their second album, but on the morning of the rehearsals, he tweeted, “Waking up with no voice! Nooo…
“Sick day today! Now off to sleep.”
He later thanked fans for their well wishes, saying, “Guys love you all soo much!
“We been in the studio lately! We’re comin (sic) back with more music in the next couple of months! Get ready…”