Louis Tomlinson has change number after getting trolled on WhatsApp
Louis Tomlinson has had to change his telephone number after being bombarded with "disgusting" messages on WhatsApp.
The One Direction star's digits have somehow been leaked resulting in him being trolled by "losers" on the mobile messaging app.
Louis, 24, has had enough of the abuse and is going to get a new number.
Taking to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning (16.08.16), he moaned: "Time to change my number ... Getting some disgusting stuff on what's app... Losers ! (sic)"
His 1D bandmate Niall Horan was quick to message him to offer some empathy and share his own troll torment.
Niall, 22, tweeted back: "@Louis_Tomlinson me too mate. Horrific Some of the things people are saying. (sic)"
Louis then tried to laugh off the problem by suggesting he and Niall challenge the trolls to a "rap battle".
He tweeted: "@NiallOfficial maybe we should challenge them to a rap battle and destroy them in 64 bars? (sic)"
To which Niall replied: "That would be way too strong! Would take us less than 64 bars, we're sooooo good (sic)"
But Niall then shared his continuing dismay, posting: "I wonder when they'll stop annoying us!"
It isn't just Niall who has Louis' back. Soon after he went public with the abuse, the 'Directioners' took action and got #RespectLouis trending on Twitter in a bid to make the trolls stop.
This is not the first time one of the guys has been trolled to extreme.
Back in May, Niall was bombarded with abusive text messages about his family, including his two-year-old nephew Theo, after some fans discovered his phone number.
Taking to Twitter to complain about their behaviour, Niall - who is joined in 1D by Harry Styles and Liam Payne - said at the time: "For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages off a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night
"But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family
"And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of person who thinks into stuff like this
"But I just think it's crazy how we let people away with things like this
"And the sad thing is . As I tweet this they are in the group chat laughing at me (sic)"