English singer Liam Payne has expressed regret to Louis Tomlinson, a former One Direction bandmate, for having criticized him in the past.
Payne took to Instagram to share a long apology letter after attending the UK premiere of Tomlinson’s documentary, “All of those voices.” He apologized and admitted that he had said those things without knowing what Tomlinson was going through or how he had kept it all to himself.
While fans were happy to see the former 1D members reunite, some were quick to point out that Payne may have jumped on the “Buccal Fat” removal trend due to his drastic new look.
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Liam Payne Wants To ‘Make Amends’
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Payne, 29, expressed regret and apologized for his ill-advised remarks regarding Tomlinson and the now-disbanded One Direction band.
The “Stack It Up” crooner took to Instagram to share the lengthy apology letter after attending the UK premiere of Tomlinson’s new documentary, “All of those voices.”
“Seeing the world through your eyes last night was the most beautiful thing to experience,” Payne shared. “My neck hurts from how much I’m looking up to you right now. You were already my friend and brother, but getting to look through that window into your world and mind, I just extend that respect I have for you.”
He continued, “I’m so sorry I was so out of my mind and I didn’t do better for you, I feel ashamed in those moments to not be as good of a friend as you have been to me.”
Payne concluded by saying that he had realized what had happened and that he wanted to atone for his mistake. Tomlinson’s documentary is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 22.
Liam Payne Credits One Direction Mates For Helping Him During ‘Dark Times’
The singer acknowledged that his One Direction bandmates played a crucial role in helping him succeed after going through a trying time in his life.
In a red carpet interview with On Demand Entertainment, Payne explained that he wouldn’t be where he is without the help of his former One Direction friends, which include Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles.
“I’m feeling good, I’m so excited. I was trying to surprise Louis by coming in, but I didn’t know how I was going to get in otherwise,” he shared.
The singer added, “It was massively important for me to be here, and I’ll be honest with you—all the boys have been there for me, and I’ve suffered a bit of a dark time in my life at the moment, and honestly, I wouldn’t be here without the boys.”
Fans Wonder If Liam Payne Had His ‘Buccal Fat’ Removed
Liam Payne at Louis Tomlinson’s “All Of Those Voices” UK premiere. https://t.co/hHFMb81Jp6
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Fans on Twitter are perplexed by Payne’s recent appearance on the red carpet of Tomlinson’s movie premiere and wonder what may have happened to the singer’s face.
He appeared on the red carpet wearing a white jacket with black accents and a pair of black pants. The singer was in the company of his girlfriend, Kate Cassidy, 23, with whom he posed for pictures. In some other photos, he could be seen with Tomlinson, a little reunion many 1D fans didn’t think possible.
LOUIS TOMLINSON AND LIAM PAYNE IN 2023 pic.twitter.com/ZMCNWumIQp
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“Buccal fat removal takes another,” said a shocked fan, while a second tweeted, “Such a shame he was so naturally handsome.”
“So good to see them together. Liam looks really smart but so thin. His face is gaunt,” a fan wrote.
Several fans claimed that the singer got his “buccal fat” removed, referring to a cosmetic procedure that helps thin the cheek area and is popular among celebrities.
“Something’s definitely changed about Liam’s looks… Man looks so good and accentuated,” a fan noted. “Liam Payne has had a full-face job, respect it,” a fourth Twitter user shared.
Liam Payne Came Under Fire For Shading One Direction
The singer was roasted by fans after dragging his former boy band in a 2022 episode of Logan Paul’s podcast, “Impaulsive.” Payne spoke on a variety of topics on the podcast, including the boy band’s many accomplishments as well as their teenage fighting and personal drama in more recent years.
Fans voiced their frustrations with Payne and slammed him for specifically shading Zayn Malik during his “Impaulsive” podcast appearance after he was charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid’s mother. “That one didn’t age very well,” he said at the time.
Payne then made an effort to explain what he meant by saying, “There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn, and there’s many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side.” Malik never replied to Payne over the shady comments, but fans made sure to call him out on social media.