Harry Styles’ newest solo single, “Kiwi,” may be shooting its way to the top of the charts, but actual kiwi fruit is taking Styles down — literally.
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The singer slipped on a kiwi that had been thrown on stage by a fan at his Manchester show earlier this week, causing him to wipe out, suit and all, in front of more than 5,000 spectators.
This fall came after a few close calls at previous gigs, where the singer slipped on the same fruit but miraculously managed to stay upright.
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In response to the near-tumbles, British supermarket ASDA decided to take action to try to prevent any more kiwi-induced accidents by banning the sale of kiwis to anyone under age 25.
An ASDA spokesperson told the Telegraph, “We know our customers love Harry Styles and we feel it’s our duty to protect [him] from any ‘bad kiwis’ amongst us. We’d hate to see a repeat of the mishap this evening, so to avoid any slippery situations, we feel this is a necessary measure.”
Styles’ team took action to protect the former 1D singer from further fruity falls, too. The night after his recent tumble, fans at Styles’ Glasgow show were greeted by a sign that read “Strictly no kiwi permitted in the venue” upon entering.
The great irony of the under-25 kiwi ban? At only 23, Harry Styles himself wouldn’t be able to buy one.