Are you avoiding the news because it makes you anxious? You've got something in common with Harry Styles.

The 26-year-old English singer has admitted that he's avoiding watching the news constantly while in self-isolation for that very reason

The ex-One Direction star said that while it was important to stay updated amid the coronavirus pandemic, people should take care of their mental health.

He is also one of the many musicians - including The Who and Miley Cyrus - forced to postpone or cancel tours due to the outbreak.

Appearing on Heart Breakfast, he said: "I think it's important to stay updated and stay in the know but don't sit there - I haven't been sitting just watching the news constantly because it makes you a little anxious.

"I think if you're with friends and stuff, it's important to be laughing and having fun still as much as you can and checking in on people who you know who might be living by themselves or might be isolating by themselves and stuff like that."

Styles also dismissed the idea One Direction could reunite for an online performance, after the Backstreet Boys sang I Want It That Way from self-isolation via video call.

"I mean we're not working right now so probably not this second," Styles said. "It would be an interesting way of doing a reunion for sure."