Published Tuesday, 24 September 2013
One Direction mania has taken over Australia and New Zealand, where the boyband launched their 24-date tour with a sold-out gig in Adelaide on Monday.
Devotees have been flocking to the group's hotel to catch a glimpse of their idols, but Payne insists the area where they are hiding out is unsafe.
Taking to his Twitter page on Tuesday, he wrote: "Girls behind the hotel... please get out (of) the fields... there's a huge sign saying snake habitat... it's just not worth it... someone's gunna (sic) get hurt."
When followers failed to take heed of his message, the pop star added: "Are you not reading what I'm saying... it's a SNAKE HABITAT TURN AROUND."
It's not the first scare the boys have experienced on their trek Down Under - Payne and his bandmates Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were ushered out of the Adelaide airport with a police guard on Saturday after hundreds of fans prompted serious security fears.