Niall Horan looked after by airline staff after becoming 'extremely ill' on flight

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Niall Horan fell ill on a plane. (Getty/Gabriel Grams)

Niall Horan has thanked airline staff for taking care of him after he was "extremely ill" on a flight.

The One Direction heartthrob said the staff on the British Airways flight took "such good care" of him after he became unwell, although he didn't elaborate about what was wrong.

"Thank you to the staff on that @British_Airways flight," he tweeted.

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"I was extremely ill and they took such good care of me."

British Airways then responded: "Thanks for your lovely comments about the care you received from our crew on your flight, Niall. We'll be sure to pass on your thanks to them."

Horan, 28, did not say where he was headed, but he is due to appear on Ireland's Late Late Show tonight (18 February).

Plenty of fans posted get well soon messages on social media after the Irish singer shared what had happened.

“Hope you get well soon, we love you Niall,” said one person on Twitter.

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 22: Niall Horan performs on stage during Y100's Jingle Ball 2019 Presented by Capital One at BB&T Center on December 22, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Alex Pesantes/imageSPACE/Sipa USA)
Fans wished Niall Horan a speedy recovery. (Alex Pesantes/imageSPACE/Sipa USA)

“Sorry to hear you were ill, I hope you feel better now or if you don't I hope you feel better soon,” said another.

“Aww, hope you're ok and feeling better, sweet Niall,” said another.

(L-R) Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zain Malik  and Louis Tomlinson of 'One Direction'  attend the royal premiere of 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 30, 2010 in London, England. *** Local Caption ***
(L-R) Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zain Malik and Louis Tomlinson of 'One Direction' in 2010 (Getty)

“Thank you, British Airways, for taking care of our guy.”

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Another posted: “So sorry to hear you were not well! And when you’re stuck on a flight, too? Ugh, that just makes it worse. Glad they did what they could for you.

"I hope you’re feeling better now!”

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