Niall Horan targeted by abusive fans

Niall Horan. (Greatstock/Splash)
Niall Horan. (Greatstock/Splash)

Los Angeles - Niall Horan is being bombarded with abusive text messages about his family.

The 22-year-old singer says a group of fans have managed to find out his mobile number and have been sending him vile messages about family members, including his two-year-old nephew Theo.

The 1D member took to Twitter to explain his ordeal, he tweeted:

However, Niall insisted he is fine but wanted to bring attention to the nasty messages because it happens to other people too.