Liam Payne has lived moments “toxic” with the One Direction

Since the end of One Direction, Liam Payne has followed the same path as his former comrades by launching a solo career. The young man and released the single Strip That Down in 2017, and then EP First Time last summer. While it occurs everywhere in the world, he gave an interview to Men’s Health.

For the australian version of the magazine, exit the newsstands on June 3, 2019, Liam Payne spoke about his years with One Direction, the successful group made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, who has sold 50 million albums across the world. “Clearly, this represented a kind of perfect storm where everything worked for the better [all of their albums were ranked in a head of sales to their output, editor’s NOTE]. Yet there was so many parameters to be put in place for this to happen. This is not something easy to reproduce or it may well be that if now, thanks to the way in which the internet can propel people. I still believe that we have had a heck of a chance“, he recounted.

It’s difficult when you reach this level of notoriety

But this is for the positive side of the success, because Liam Payne did not hide the fact that selling millions of records, giving hundreds of performances to the four corners of the world, or be hunted down by fans, it can destroy morally and physically… “It’s difficult when you reach such a level of notoriety as it was with the group. There are lots of people who suffer from mental health problems and do not receive the necessary help and I think this is a problem in the music industry. (…) When you do hundreds and hundreds of concerts, always with the same 22 songs every day, even if it doesn’t make you happy, you owe it to yourself to go there. It’s like putting on his costume at Disney before going on stage and, with this costume, I was pissed off rather often, because there was no other way to see things. It was fun, we had a great time, but there were some moments that were a bit toxic“, he added, highlighting the perennial problem of a reputation gained too young without having the shoulders be strong enough…

And the ex-husband of the singer Cheryl Cole, with whom he had a son, to reveal that today, by force of habit, he could “not say no“, because he did not want to “let people down“.