"IRELAND’S favourite singer turns 21 this weekend.
Superstar Niall Horan will celebrate his birthday on stage in California on Saturday night as part of One Direction’s Where We Are tour.
Born in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 1993, the talented artist is now onefifth of the biggest boyband in the world.
While most Irish people celebrate the big 2-1 with a party in their local pub, Nialler will be blowing out his candles on stage in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in front of around 60,000 screaming fans.
The pop hunk spoke exclusively to the Irish Sun for this special pullout and told us there is only one other place he would love to ring in his birthday — at home.
And he admitted it will be strange celebrating in a different country without his family and friends.
Horan said: “I’ll be on stage for my birthday so hopefully it’ll be a good show on top of it.
"It would have been good to have been at home, to go to the pub with the boys and celebrate it that way but we’re obviously on tour so I won’t be able to do it that way.
"But I don’t mind celebrating it while I’m in America. I’ll just be winging it and seeing how I get on, then have a party at another stage."
He added: “I’ve had one of my mates out here at the minute, he’s on a J1 in Chicago and he was down with me for a week. I try to see the lads a lot so I’ll meet up with them all at some stage and have a bash.”
Marking the milestone means Niall can legally toast his birthday Stateside, where the boozing age is 21.
He laughed: “I can go for a jar with the lads now and not have to worry about it.
"It’s a little bit strange. I’m sure we’ll be going for a drink after, I’d imagine. Actually who am I kidding, we’re definitely going out!
"I was 16 when I auditioned for the X Factor, I guess it’s gone fairly fast when you think about it.
"It’s been a rollercoaster — it’s been good craic. I actually can’t believe I am turning 21 — it’s mad."
And he joked: “I’m a man now!” Bandmate Liam Payne also marked his birthday on stage last month, at Chicago’s Soldier Field arena.
Niall flew back to London last weekend for a special 21st bash. Irish mates Eoghan McDermott, Bressie and Laura Whitmore all attended the celebrations — alongside Chelsea buddies Jose Mourinho, John Terry and Ashley Cole.
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girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat
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