Due to facing several controversies that got him beefing with One Direction fans, Liam Payne had encouraged himself to enter into a sobriety treatment program for 100 days.
Part of his decision to enter the sobriety program is his reflection about some controversial remarks he said in Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive.
Just recently, the ‘Strip That Down” singer uploaded an 8-minute video on YouTube on July 8. He then shared that some of his controversies made him enter a sobriety program. He also acknowledged his former group mates’ help when he needed them most.
“My own frustrations with my own career and where I kind of landed, I took shots at everybody else which is wrong. Obviously, I want to apologize for that, in the first instance, because that’s definitely not me,” he shared in the clip. “One of the biggest remarks I made was about the One Direction thing … and a lot of self-protection, I suppose, in that moment, more than anything. The rest of the boys really stuck by me when I needed them most, they kinda came to the rescue. Even Zayn, as well, which is why I did send him a little thank you online. It came across really big-headed didn’t it?”
The said podcast episode was uploaded in June 2022. Payne shared some of his controversial remarks about his fellow members, especially the reason why he can’t stand Zayn Malik.
“I just kind of feel like I’ve got more of a grip on life and everything that was getting away from me, I just feel like I’ve got more of a handle on it,” Payne reflected back on the moment now. “I just needed to take a little bit of time out for myself actually because I kind of became somebody who I didn’t really recognize anymore. And I’m sure you guys didn’t either. I was in bad shape up until that point and I was really happy to kind of put a stopper to life and work.”
Another reason for deciding to undergo such treatment is to become a better dad to his six-year-old son, saying that ‘There’s no point trying to be a dad when you’ve got nothing to teach. And I don’t think up until this point I really had much to say to him other than what just came from loving him very deeply. Which are obviously the most important things, but I just kind of feel like I’ve got more of a grip on life now.’
For now, the 29-year-old will put much of his time into sobriety treatment while also uploading content for social media for the rest of the year.
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