Delighted Laura Yeates, 15, with her mother Carly (Picture: Sean Dempsey/Metro)
A kiss from Harry Styles would leave most teenagers speechless… but for one fan it was the opposite.
Laura Yeates had not spoken for six months after losing her voice to a double whammy of laryngitis and pharyngitis.
But the 15-year-old found her voice after her idol blew her a kiss.
She had been taken to see One Direction at Wembley Stadium by her mother Carly, after four trips to hospital and sessions with speech therapists failed to have an impact.
Laura said: ‘On the day of the concert I was slightly upset because I would not be able to enjoy the atmosphere as much as the rest of the crowd.
‘But we got so close to the stage and as Harry came over, he chucked water over us. I tried to scream, just to make him notice me, and when he blew a kiss in my direction, a scream came out.’
‘I said to my mum, “Mum listen”, and as I tried to carry on screaming, my voice was coming back more and more.’
Mrs Yeates said: ‘I was gobsmacked, I cried. Then she called her father and he cried.’
Now she is as keen on 1D as her daughter. She said: I wasn’t a big fan but I am now.
‘She went in not talking and she came out talking, and she hasn’t stopped.’
Laura, from Dagenham, east London, added: ‘No psychiatrist, no speech and language, no doctor or nurse could bring my voice back, but One Direction could.’
on Facebook Share on Twitter Send to a friend Share on Google+ Share on Reddit
Don\'t worry folks - Harry ISN\'T going solo after all!
Zayn splashes a whopping £50K on Perrie\'s 21st
EXCLUSIVE: Is Avril going to be X Factor fifth judge?
Kiss from Harry Styles gives mute girl back her voice, proves 1D star is basically Jesus
Doctor Who trailer more exciting than World Cup, apparently
Revealed: Woman spends £20k to look like Kim Kardashian
6 reasons Begin Again is the feel good movie of the summer
Stats say Toni Kroos was the best in Brazil (and Messi wasn't in the top ten)
Meet Kalette, a combo between kale and Brussels sprouts
Aston Villa look to Ki Sung-Yueng as Paul Lambert continues to strengthen
Your eye-opener for tonight: Faith Schools Undercover
Church of England votes to allow female bishops
Desperate times: Joey Barton offers services to England
A ghost was apparently caught in a pub window by a tourist's camera
Baby born when mum was struck by lightning still has static hair one year later
Best dad ever? US man claims African kingdom so his daughter can be a princess
This woman had surgery to look like Kim Kardashian – and this is how much it will cost you to do the same
Captain Falcon, Fire Emblem Awakening, and Rayman for Super Smash Bros.
Move over Rita Ora – Avril Lavigne wants X Factor fifth judge spot
Are One Direction fans leaving the fandom to support The Vamps and 5SOS instead?
Exclusive: TOWIE’s Bobby Norris says ‘I was abandoned in my hour of need’ by BFF Gemma Collins