” What the…?” was my immediate reaction upon hearing the news that Harry and Liam of One Direction were scared they’d picked up chlamydia from a koala.
But how? And why? I know all about rock and roll debauchery – but those nice lads from ONE DIRECTION? WITH A KOALA?
Calm yourself ladies and pick your mind out of the gutter, it was all innocent. One Direction are down in New Zealand at the moment touring and they’re doing the tourist thang while they’re there. One of these tourist highlights was a meet and greet with some adorable little chlamydia ridden koalas (a high percentage of koalas in NZ have this STD, between 40%-70%). Turns out that one of the furry ones decided to treat the boys to a golden shower and pissed all over them, not realising that the guy she was soaking was pop royalty. Koalas don’t listen to the radio that much.
Is it possible for a human to actually catch chlamydia from a koala I wondered - and yes it seems it is. The fact that the koala was er incontinent means that this particular little marsupial probably did have the STD – that’s one of the symptoms
One Direction are said to be “terrified”. More as we have it.
pic via metro.co.uk