Liam Payne reveals suicidal thoughts: ‘One Direction would have killed me’

If you are a true ‘Directioner’, then you probably will not be happy reading this article.

Fans of ‘One Direction’ were to that extent all the way up in the red field when the pop band back in January 2016 announced that they wanted to make music separately.

And now member Liam Payne risks making the dedicated fans even more furious.

The 27-year-old singer states in the podcast ‘Diary of a CEO’ that he was happy and relieved when the band broke up with each other.


Liam Payne with the other members of 'One Direction', Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles.

Liam Payne with the other members of ‘One Direction’, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles.
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“The day we split up, I thought, ‘Thank God for that,'” he says, continuing:

“I know a lot of people will get mad at me for saying that, but I really needed to stop, because otherwise it would have killed me.”

Liam Payne further says that it was the massive fame at a very young age that was challenging for him.

The singer was only 16 years old when the band broke through after their participation in the British ‘X Factor’, and that meant he had to sacrifice a lot of his youth.

Instead, he spent much of his time alone in hotel rooms, which often made him look at the minibar.

‘We were locked in our hotel room at night. Then we got up, got into a car, went on stage to sing, and then we were locked inside again, “he says and confirms that he had suicidal thoughts at the time:

‘Yes, there are definitely some things I have never talked about. It was very, very serious. “

Liam Payne also admits in the podcast that during the corona pandemic, he has smoked back into the bad habits when it comes to alcohol, but stresses that he is trying to limit himself.


Liam Payne with his now ex-fiancé Maya Henry.

Liam Payne with his now ex-fiancé Maya Henry.
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The singer is, on the whole, extremely honest in the podcast.

It is also here that he tells that he is no longer engaged to the model girlfriend Maya Henry, whom he otherwise proposed to ten months ago.

A story that BT reported on Monday.

“It had to happen,” he says in the podcast, where he also blames himself for the breach.

“I feel most of all that I am disappointed in myself because I keep hurting people. It bothers me. I just have not been very good at relationships. “

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