Louis Tomlinson: I never intend to sound ungrateful to UK One Direction fans
The 20-year-old caused controversy when talking about One Direction's debut album Up All Night going straight to the top of the Billboard 200 chart in America.
'I can't quite believe it to be honest,' Louis told Radio 1.
'It's quite surreal.
'We didn't even get a No 1 in the UK so let's just hope that it stays out there.'
Feeling unappreciated, Brit Directioners - who got the album to No 2 - soon vented their anger via Twitter.
'If it wasnt for the UK fans, you wouldnt even have an album,' Tweeted one, while another wrote: 'You really don't understand how much you're upsetting your UK fans.'
A concerned Louis quickly went online to reassure his followers.
'The point I was making was how surprised I was that we went number one in America considering we are an English/Irish band.The UK is my home,' Tweets Louis.
'I appreciate the dedication of every single person, anyone who knows me
personally will know that. The UK will always be special to me.
'The fact we can make people happy from doing what we love is incredible,
it's all I ever want to do. I never intend to sound ungrateful.
'Let me take this opportunity to thank anyone who has ever supported us. As we say in a lot of interviews, we owe ALL our success to you. X.'
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