Liam Payne announces he’s over 100 days sober: ‘I feel amazing’
Liam Payne shared that he has been sober for more than 100 days as he revealed he’s recording a new album.
The former One Direction member shared news of his sobriety at an influencer boxing match at Wembley Arena on May 13.
Speaking to was iFL TV, he shared: “I’m sober now, over 100 days. I feel amazing, I feel really, really good and the support from the fans has been really, really good, so I’m super happy.”
The singer also took the opportunity to confirm that he has been recording a new album and said he’s “really excited” to get touring again.
He continued: “I definitely want to tour this time, which is unusual because I wasn’t sure I was going to tour for a long time.
“I was kind of over it for a little bit, but I’m really excited to get back out on the road and go and see all the fans and get about a bit. It’s going to be fun.”
News of Payne’s sobriety comes after the 29-year-old singer opened up about struggling with addiction during the height of his One Direction fame in 2021.
During an appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast, the singer told host Steven Bartlett that there were moments he struggled with “really, really severe” suicidal thoughts.
Payne then detailed how he changed his drinking habits and lifestyle after seeing photos of himself.
Describing how his face looked “10 times bigger” than it currently did, he recalled: “There were a few pictures of me on a boat and I was all bloated out and I call it my pills-and-booze face”.
In 2019, he admitted to hiding his issues with alcoholism “very well” while promoting his solo music career.
The Brit Award winner went on to abstain from drinking alcohol for a year, which he claimed caused his social life to “plummet”.
Last March, Payne also praised his fellow One Direction bandmates, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik, for helping him through a “dark time”.
Speaking at the premiere of Tomlinson’s documentary All of Those Voices, he said: “It was massively important for me to be here.
“I’ll be honest with you, all the boys have been here for me, and I’ve suffered a bit of a dark time in my life at the moment, and honestly, I wouldn’t be here without the boys.”
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