Liam Payne: a name that brings a smile on almost every girl’s face, it has been popping up in the news lately for his latest song ‘Stack It up’ and his dates with a 19-year-old model Maya Henry.
Liam opened up about his experience in the boy band ‘One Direction’ and explained how the hectic schedule of concerts and performances affected him. In a recent interview with podcast “Table Manners With Jessie Ware,” Liam revealed he began to drink too slowly, and it took a toll on his both physical and mental health.
“I went through a stage in the band when I was drinking heavily — I put weight on and didn’t notice,” he said, noting that people would refer to him as the “fat” member of the group.“I was just really drunk every day. I didn’t see what was looking back at me in the mirror.”
Liam became an alcoholic and would only sober up to perform in concerts.
“I used just to get wasted and say whatever I wanted. Our schedule time was just a mess, I used to get off stage, high off the endorphins and get horrendously drunk, get up at 5 in the afternoon and do it all again,” the Bathroom Floor singer recalled.
Speaking about his and his bandmates Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson’s hectic schedule, he said that “we were definitely overworked, 100 percent in the band, we had no personal life, I learned nothing about myself.”
Liam split with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl on August 2018 and recently admitted that it ‘hurts’ sometimes having to go weeks without seeing his 1-year-old son Bear Grey Payne, who he shares with the singer.
‘It hurts, it’s horrible, I do want to go out on tour, I’m just going to have to figure out the schedule properly,’ he added.