Former One Direction member Liam Payne recently stated that he has been clean for more than 100 days and thinks better than ever. The 29-year-old singer announced his recovery in an interview with iFL TV after a boxing event, having previously fought with serious suicidal ideation and addiction during his time in the boy band.
Payne, 29 expressed his happiness by sharing how inspired he feels by all the love he got from fans to help him get sober and cut off his alcohol addiction. Besides the news, Payne also shared that he is working on a new album and planning to do a tour soon.
In the past, Payne has openly discussed his mental health issues and addiction during his One Direction days. He spoke about experiencing intense suicidal thoughts during an appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast. After seeing unflattering photos of himself in the media, he decided to change his drinking habits, referring to his appearance at the time as his “pills-and-booze face.”
Payne said that he did a good job of hiding his drinking difficulties throughout his solo music career in 2017. However, he then decided to stay away from drinking for a year, which had a big impact on his social life.
Payne was a member of One Direction from 2010 to 2016, which had a big influence on him. He found himself isolated in places where he couldn’t leave while playing in front of large stadium crowds. As a result of this circumstance, drinking became a go-to coping mechanism.
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Liam Payne’s recent sobriety and attention to his music business have generally given him a recovered feeling of well-being, and he is eager to reconnect with fans through touring.
We are happy for the Sunshine singer as he was able to overcome his addiction and restart his career and move forward. For more latest Entertainment updates make sure to bookmark Celebs Diaries.