Liam Payne reveals he is 100 days sober as he announces he's working on a new album
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Former One Directioner Liam Payne has revealed he is 100 days sober and feeling pretty good about the whole thing.
Speaking to iFL TV at the KSI vs. Joe Fournier fight in London on May 13, the 29-year-old star revealed he feels 'amazing'.
"I feel really, really good, and support from the fans and everything has been really, really good." he said.
"So, I'm super happy."
But that wasn't the only good news he had in store for fans.
Payne also revealed he's been working on new music.
"I've been making an album for a change, which is quite fun," he said.
"It's been good."
The British pop singer added that he is keen to share what he's working on with fans.
"I'm excited to bring it out, and I definitely want to tour, which is unusual," he teased.
"Because I wasn't sure I was going to tour for a long time."
"I was kinda over it for a little bit. But I'm really excited to get back out on the road and go and see all the fans and get about it."
He added: "It's gonna be fun."
Payne has spoken out about his wrestle with sobriety in the past, opening up on a June 2021 episode of The Diary of a CEO.
At the time he revealed he was more than one month sober.
"It was only until I saw myself after that I was like, 'All right, I need to fix myself,'" he said.
"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."
He added: "And I just didn't like myself very much, so then I made a change."
Payne revealed his struggle with drinking started way back when One Direction were at the height of their success.
"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," he said.
"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."
He continued: "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."
Well, it looks like Payne may have broken the booze cycle, for the time being at least, so snaps for him for that.
But alcoholism is a constant battle, so if you or anyone you know is struggling call Drinkline at 0300 123 1110 if you're in the UK, SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1800 662 4357 if you're in the USA, or Alcoholics Anonymous in Australia on 1300 222 222 .