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12th Dec 2022

Liam Payne says he didn’t leave home for months following podcast backlash

“It got quite dark for me at one point when you guys turned on me.”

Singer Liam Payne has spoken about how he handled backlash to comments he made on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive earlier this year.

In the interview, he spoke about his time in One Direction, and his relationship with his fellow bandmates.

He received particular backlash for the way he spoke about Zayn Malik.

He said: “There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn and there’s many reasons why I’ll always be on his side.”

He later said that he felt he didn’t articulate himself well when he listened back to the podcast.

“I was saying that there will always be things we disagree on but that I will always, always be on his side,” he said. “That’s family. Zayn is my brother and I will stand by him forever.”

Over the weekend, Liam took to Instagram where he shared that he was in a dark place after the podcast aired, and he even struggled to leave his home.

He said: “It got quite dark for me for one point when you guys turned on me. I didn’t leave the house for 3 months.

“You guys know I’m sorry about all that stuff I love my boys not sure what was going on with me other than I had a problem with me and I took it out on everyone else. Never had a bigger chip on my shoulder and I’m really glad to lose it.”

He added that he hopes he can be forgiven.

“I’m hoping that you guys can forgive me in time because we’ve been through far [too] much,” he said.

Elsewhere in the Logan Paul interview, he claimed that One Direction had been formed around him, and that his debut solo single performed better than his bandmates.

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