It turns out going to gigs these days can actually be bad for your health – well your hearing anyway.
Last month we reported that Justin Bieber was being sued for $10 million after a mum who took her daughter to one of his shows claimed her hearing has been permanently damaged by shrieking fans.
And now One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson’s fallen victim to the heartfelt screeches of female fans.
The 20-year-old has been left partially deaf in one ear after the boys’ recent run of gigs in America, Canada and the UK.
Has Louis got tinnitus?
"I am going slightly deaf in my right ear. It's tinnitus... something like that," he told The Mirror.
Louis has also said he suffered headaches for three days after a gig in Liverpool.
"All our fans are always very loud, especially Scousers."
He’s yet to be officially diagnosed with tinnitus, which can lead to deafness if not treated properly.
A source close to 1D said: "Screams during gigs have started affecting the boys on stage.
"They are only young and still developing, so management insist they wear hi-tech earpieces and filters to reduce the volume of the screaming and the music.
"When Louis made his comments he had really bad earache. Thankfully, this has now cleared up but he knows to be careful in future.
"When watching them, even the band's security team and family have to wear earplugs, too."
Other tinnitus sufferers
Louis’ not the first singer to struggle with his hearing.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin has revealed that he’s suffered from tinnitus for over ten years, and has fronted a new campaign highlighting the infliction.
Doctors have reportedly warned him that he must wear earplugs in order to prevent any further damage.
"I've had tinnitus for about ten years, but since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse - touch wood," he said in a statement.
"The band use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors. You can use industrial headphones but they look strange at a party."
Haven’t you ever been to a silent disco Chris?
"Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don't think about until there's a problem. I wish I'd thought about it earlier."
An insider added: "Chris suffered with terrible ringing in his ears and excruciating headaches. If he hadn't sought treatment, he might not be performing today.
"When he does perform, he wears ear monitors to prevent hearing loss."
Chris has fronted a charity campaign, Action On Hearing Loss, along with fellow musicians, including Plan B, Gary Numan and Boy George.