"One Direction" alum Liam Payne just reached a major milestone, recently sharing he's more than 100 days sober. Payne told iFL TV: "I feel amazing. I feel really, really good, and support from the fans and everything has been really, really good. So, I'm super happy."
The 29-year-old has spoken about his sobriety journey before, saying in 2021: "It was only until I saw myself after that I was like, 'All right, I need to fix myself. It was like a few pictures of me on a boat and I'm all, like, bloated out, and I call it pills-and-booze face….My face was just like 10 times more than it is now. And I just didn't like myself very much, so then I made a change."
Payne noted his battle with alcohol had started years prior to joining One Direction: "The problem we had in the band—and I don't blame anybody for this. I don't want to seem like I'm whining or moaning, 'Oh my god, look at my life' whatever. But it feels to me like, when we were in the band, the best way to secure us, because of how big it got, was to just lock us in a room. And, of course, what is in the room? A minibar. So at a certain point, I thought, 'Well, I'm going to have a party for one,' and that just seemed to carry on throughout many years of my life. And then you look back how long you've been drinking for, you're like, ‘Jesus Christ, that's a long time,' even for someone as young as I was. It was wild."
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