Niall Horan Has Spoken Out About How His ‘Mild OCD’ Affects His Live Performances

"I have a mild obsessive-compulsive disorder. That's what the doctors call it."

Niall Horan has opened up about his obsessive-compulsive disorder, which impacts everything from his meals to his live performances.

The One Direction star revealed in a recent interview that he’s suffered from OCD since he was in school.

Speaking to a German magazine, Niall said: “I have a mild obsessive-compulsive disorder, that’s what the doctors call it.”

I feel like I have to do things in a certain way. For example, if I have a burger with chips on my plate, I always have to eat the chips first and only pick up the burger at the very end…. Even when I go on stage, I only have one fixed sequence. I always have to sing in the same order, move and so on.

If he has to break from this sequence, he does it very quickly: “Otherwise, I’ll get nervous very quickly.”

Niall said that although he was teased at school about his rituals and routines, he’s noticed that lots of musicians have similar tics, and learned to just accept his as part of his life.

“I live with them and they’re mine no matter what others think about it. I’m just like, what the hell.”

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