Reunited boy band Backstreet Boys kickstarted the lone European date of their comeback tour in unfortunate fashion yesterday (30MAY05), by running over a fan at Dusseldorf Airport.

The five-piece, Nick Carter, AJ McCLEAN, Howie Dorough, KEVIN RICHARDSON and Brian Littrell, jetted into the German city ready for their gig in Cologne tonight (31MAY05) - their first performance in Germany for five years.

But the Boys' return ended in pain and a trip to the hospital for 19-year-old fan JULIA WAGNER - who suffered a fractured leg when she was struck by the band's bus as it fought its way through a huge crowd at the airport.

But the band did what they could to make up for the accident - Carter and Richardson visited Wagner in hospital, where she was treated, and promised to make her a VIP guest at tonight's concert.

Carter said, "We are so sorry for what happened. We'll make up for it."

31/05/2005 13:57