21/04/2012 11:35 | By Lucy Mapstone, editor, MSN Celebrity

One Direction stars in sex disease scare

One Direction’s Liam Payne and Harry Styles are said to be worried that they’ve caught chlamydia after being urinated on by a koala bear in Australia…


Will boy band members Liam Payne and Harry Styles be heading in One Direction, straight to the sexual health clinic?

Liam Payne and Harry Styles with Kat the koala (© Rex)

Liam Payne and Harry Styles with Kat the koala

It appears the two teen stars have become worried they've picked up chlamydia after being urinated on while cuddling koala bears in Australia.

After learning that 80% of all koalas carry the STD, the boys - who are currently touring the country - were told that they may have contracted the disease after being urinated on by three-year-old koala Kat at a Brisbane sanctuary.

Liam Payne, 18, told The Sun: "I'm genuinely scared. This is worrying. I'd have never picked the thing up if I'd known."

The widespread disease is believed to be a major threat to the survival of the marsupial species; however it is highly unlikely that humans can contract the disease from coming into contact with them.

Let's hope the boys get themselves checked soon!

Check out pictures of the One Direction boys cuddling koalas during their Down Under tour...

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