One Direction’s Liam Payne says he’s been sober for over 100 days: ‘I feel amazing’


Liam Payne is celebrating an important milestone: the English singer revealed that he has been “more than 100 days” sober in an interview with iFL TV earlier this week.

“I feel amazing. I feel really, really good,” Payne said. “The support from the fans and everything has been really, really good, so I’m super happy.”

The One Direction alum has been open about it in the past. In a 2021 episode from “The Diary of A CEO” podcast, Payne recalled how the group became too famous too fast.

The group, made up of Simon Cowell with members Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, has sold 70 million records by 2020. according to the bbc. The band became the first in US Billboard 200 history having their first four albums debut at number one in 2014.

“The best way to make sure, because of how big it got, was to lock ourselves in our rooms,” Payne recalled on the podcast. “And of course, what’s in the room? Minibar.”

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“At a certain point, I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to have a party for one,’ and that seemed to continue for many years of my life,” he added.

In a 2019 interview with Men’s Health AustraliaPayne admitted that although the group had fun together, “there were certain parts where it got a bit toxic.”

“It’s almost like putting on the Disney costume before going on stage and under the Disney costume, I was angry most of the time because there was no other way to understand what was going on,” he said at the time.

In the star’s recent chat with iFL TV, Payne mentioned his plans for the future, including a new album.

“I’ve been making an album for a change, which is quite fun. It’s been good,” he said, adding that he definitely wants to get back on tour. “I’m over it for a while, but I’m really excited to get back on the road and go see all the fans.”

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