The One Direction star, Harry Styles, just revealed the incident on February 14.
He was at first quiet about it and said that he was “Ok” after what happened.
During an interview in London that was hosted by Carson Daly, the host was asking the singer, “We don’t have to get into it, but are you ok?”. He responded simply with, “I’m ok. Thanks for asking.”
There was a source telling that Harry Styles was unharmed and said, “He played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with. Understandably though, it left him very shaken up afterward.”
But just today, he finally spoke about it during an interview with Howard Stern for a radio show, and Styles revealed the details about what transpired.
He said, “I was robbed on Valentine’s Day. That’s what you get for being single these days, I guess,”
He then continued, “I should have had other plans. I was home, and I’m about five minutes from home. I’m walking up, and I see this group of guys, and they’ve all got, like, hoods up and their faces covered. I turn my music off, and I’m walking up the street, and I keep a turning around, and the guys crossed the road. And I’m like, ‘That’s weird.”
He said that he remembered some people were trying to walk up to his pace, he crossed the street, and his thought was, “I think I’m about to get robbed.”
The “Lights Up” singer detailed, “So the guy’s like, ‘Hey, can we talk to you for a minute?’ And there’s nobody around, so I’m like, ‘Sure’ And he’s like, ‘Do you smoke weed?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And he goes, ‘Do you want some weed?’ And I thought, ‘No.’ And then he was like, ‘What have you got on you?’”
The singer gave some cash, and the robbers also took his phone after seeing his headphones.
“I pull out my phone, and I’m thinking, ‘Ok, this is annoying, but I’ll wipe it and get a new phone, one of them said to unlock the phone. I was like, ‘Sh*t.’ I just said, ‘I can’t. I’m sorry. Mate, I can’t unlock my phone.’ And then the guy’s like, ‘You got ten seconds,’ and he starts counting them down and I’m like, ‘F—, am I going to unlock my phone?’”
“And then the guy’s like, ‘Unlock your phone,’ and the other one pulls his shirt up, and he’s got a knife sticking in his pants.”
As soon as the former 1D band member got the opportunity, he ran as fast as he could.
“Two cars were coming, and I felt an opportunity. […] I run into the road, and I tried to stop a car. A mad man runs into the road, you won’t let them into your car, so they don’t let me in. I try and get another car, they don’t let me in, but now I’m slightly away from them because I’m in the street. I just turned and ran back to the little village area near where I live. So, I just kind of sprinted, but usually when I’m out walking, I’m wearing running stuff, and this was the one time I was like wearing corduroy flares and shoes. I was like, I’m going to have to f*cking sprint down this hill. […] I guess because they had some cash, they just ended up turning around.”
And that’s what happened to Harry Styles on Valentine’s Day.