updated 02/03/2013 AT 2:45 PM ET
•originally published 02/03/2013 AT 4:35 PM ET
But now that he’s single, the One Direction hunk opted for a less low-key celebration to mark his 19th birthday. And instead of hanging out with a girlfriend, he got up close and personal with a very, very different lady: a stripper.
Hitting a London club for a Friday night celebration with his friends, including bandmate Niall Horan, the racy rendezvous was a gift from Radio 1’s DJ Nick “Grimmy” Grimshaw. And it was more ridiculous than racy, Styles tells the U.K.’s Sun.
“It was great,” he said. “I was in stitches – it was really funny.”
Added Horan on Twitter: “Was a right laugh.”
In character as a cop, his birthday present gave him a lap dance, reports The Sun, before playfully arresting him. Adding to the hilarity: “The funniest part was that when she finished she said, ‘I’m really sorry. I couldn’t find my truncheon, so I had to bring my nunchucks.’ That was a bit weird,” he said.
But the festivities weren’t quite as X-rated as it sounds. “She stripped down to her underwear,” according to Styles, “but unfortunately there was a no-nudity policy in the bar.”
The teen idol partied until 3 a.m. before heading to a friend’s house. “Put it this way – it was a long day,” he said. “We had two nights on the trot, but you have to on your birthday, don’t you?”