Liam Payne is fighting the good fight.
The former One Direction singer is staying sober following his excessive drinking during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Social media account @deuxmoi shared an anonymous tip about the singer declining an alcoholic shot from a fan.
“Proud Of Liam Payne” trended on Twitter on Monday, September 12th.
Liam Payne Is Working On His Sobriety!
Deuxmoi received a message claiming Payne was offered a shot, but told the fan he does not drink but thanked them for the kind gesture.
Last year, Payne opened up about his being in a dark place on “The Diary Of A CEO” podcast.
Payne and show host, Steven Bartlett, dove into everything from their darkest moments to relationships to fame.
The show opened up with the guys chatting about quarantine and how life has shifted for Payne since the world went into lockdown.
His Drinking Started At A Young Age & Heightened During Lockdown
The former One Direction singer said the Covid depression hit him late into quarantine, because he was crazy busy at the beginning of lockdown. However, that crazy busy schedule didn’t last the entire year and he admits his work came to a complete halt, which was the worst thing for him.
During lockdown, Payne admitted to drinking *A LOT* more than usual and putting on a lot of weight.
“I put on so much weight. I was eating badly. I kind of describe it as a ‘bulking’ period,” he joked, but added quote, “I need routine.”
Payne did disclose that he has been sober just over a month at the time of the podcast recording.
Pills & Booze Used To Be His Go-To Vice
However, before sobriety, Payne fancied a cocktail of pills and alcohol, a look which he coined “pills and booze face.” This combination of a fame, alcohol, and drugs brought him to ‘rock bottom.’
He described that he would have ‘a party for one’ while being locked in hotel rooms during his time with One Direction. This carried on throughout his life for years, and when looking back he says, “Jesus Christ that is a long time.”
The singer confessed he had “a few” rock bottoms and he worried how long it would be.
“Where’s rock bottom for me? No one would have ever seen it. I’m very good at hiding it. No one would have ever of seen it,” confessed Payne.
He went on to say that if he hadn’t had or gotten help, he has no idea where the hell he would be.
Liam Payne admitted to Logan Paul on the “Impaulsive with Logan Paul’ podcast how he had a beef with Justin Bieber.
Payne told the whole story to Paul, and the thing to blame for it all appears to be alcohol.
He mentioned, “So one night I was on Instagram Live…and like I was drunk at the time when I said it, and someone said something about Justin Bieber to me or whatever and I wasn’t even meaning to offend him, I wanted to offend them, and this is where this can go wrong if you start fighting people on-line for no reasons. I was like well, I mean the only thing between me and him is I haven’t been arrested. So then it started some beef thing about whatever…I’m a smooth criminal I don’t get arrested for anything. And so, it started this thing, so then everybody started getting a bit like, you know you see each other at award shows and obviously we’re boys in a band and you’re a boy not in a band, so it makes sense that we should hate each other right?”