Liam Payne Reveals He Had a Drinking Problem While in One Direction

Liam Payne Reveals He Had a Drinking Problem While in One Direction

Liam Payne is opening up about his past health struggles in a new interview and admits that he once had a drinking problem while in One Direction.

The “Strip It Down” singer reveals to The Telegraph that he “wasn’t happy. I went through a real drinking stage, and sometimes you take things too far.”

Liam continues, “Everyone’s been that guy at the party where you’re the only one having fun, and there were points when that was me.”

His drinking led to him gaining weight.

“[I] Got to 13 stone [about 180 pounds], just eating crap. I got fat jibes, and it affects your head,” Liam says. “I have nothing to hide about it. As I say, it was like a musical university. We were pretty reckless, but I got it out of my system. I had my fun.”

On top of that struggle, his mental health suffered as well.

“We couldn’t go anywhere. It was just gig to hotel, gig to hotel. And you couldn’t sleep, because they’d still be outside,” Liam says. “People were speaking to me about mental health in music the other day, and that’s a big issue. Sometimes you just need some sun, or a walk.”

We’re glad he’s on a much better path now.

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