Harry Styles almost missed out on One Direction receiving a BRIT Award for Global Success after he dashed off to the toilet as the rest of the band gathered on stage.
The 'Little Things' hitmakers were honoured with the Global Success prize on the night of Feb 19, but the 19-year-old hunk left his bandmates hanging on-stage while he dashed off to the toilet.
Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were forced to stall time as they waited for the heartthrob to join them.
Quick-thinking Liam, 20, asked the crowd: "Has anyone seen the curly lad? Right, there's four of us now."
He added: "I want to say thank you to our international team, management, the fans."
Then Harry sprinted on stage, snatched the microphone, and said: "I'm really sorry I was having a wee, the toilets are ages away!"
He then whispered to Liam, "what did we win?"
Before adding quickly: "A massive thank you to all our incredible fans. Thank you."
The boyband - who narrowly missed out on British Group and British Single trophies - were presented the award by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the glamorous event, held at London's O2 Arena.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Liam said: "It's absolutely amazing to win the award, I can't believe we're here again, third time we've been to the BRITs now, our fourth award, it's absolutely incredible. Getting nominated for the first award was amazing, now we're receiving a Global Success Award."
Niall then did an impromptu rap about winning the gongs as Liam became a human beat-box.