Harry Styles is currently in the middle of the UK leg of his first ever solo tour, with the One Direction star having a near miss during Monday night’s [30 October] Hammersmith show when he slipped on a kiwi mid-set.
‘Kiwi’ is a fan-favourite track from Harry’s debut solo album, and the 23-year-old was left concerned when he realised that his dedicated followers had started to bring the fruit to his show as a tribute to the song.
Now a branch of supermarket chain Asda in Hulme, Manchester, has revealed that they decided to take action when Harry headed to the city for his tour earlier this week; checking the ID of anybody buying the fruit in case they had the wrong intentions.
The branch checked the ID of kiwi-buyers who looked under the age of 25, with a spokesperson for the branch explaining: “We know our customers love Harry Styles and we feel it’s our duty to protect a fellow Mancunian from any ‘bad kiwis’ amongst us.
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“We’d hate to see a repeat of the mishap this evening, so to avoid any slippery situations, we feel this is a necessary measure.”
Harry slipped on the kiwi pulp whilst dancing on stage at the Eventim Apollo, recounting the mishap to the 5000-strong crowd.
He said: “You may have seen me fall earlier during this song. It appeared to be on a kiwi.
“That was the culprit, some green seedy mush. Look there’s another – this could end up being a problem.”
The star struggled to wipe up all of the juice before continuing with the show, where he actually ended up performing ‘Kiwi’ twice due to popular demand.