Can You Feel the One Direction Foot Drama?

Even in a walking cast, Styles is still a total heart throbJust a few short months ago, One Direction (a super-popular boy band, in case you missed it) lead singer Harry Styles was up on stage, making fun of his band-mate Niall Horan for rocking a walking boot due to a broken foot.

Well, as they say, payback is a…really bad thing. While being interviewed for Swedish teen mag Tidningen Frida the lede heartthrob was snapped wearing his very own walking boot.

After much fan digging—did I mention that teenage girls seem to be obsessed with this band—confirmation was had: Harry Styles broke his foot. We don’t yet know how, but I’m sure details will emerge shortly.

I’m sending my best to Harry during his recovery and I’ll be watching the situation closely to see what his next steps may be: will he put performances on hold, like the Foo Fighters recently did when Dave Grohl broke his foot or will he follow the lead of Florence Welch, who kept on singing with Florence and the Machine despite a nasty foot fracture?

I’m kind of neutral on this one—so long as Harry doesn’t go crazy on the dance moves, I think it’s fine for him to perform. As I tell my Houston podiatric practice patients: life doesn’t have to stop just because you’ve broken a foot or ankle. As long as you take care and follow your physician’s guidance, it is possible to continue enjoying most of your favorite activities.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.