Liam Payne really shocked by solo success

One Direction member Liam Payne cannot believe how well his solo career has gone so far.

Published: 31st December 2017 05:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2017 05:07 PM   |  A+A-

Singer Liam Payne. (Associated Press)


NEW DELHI: Former One Direction member Liam Payne cannot believe how well his solo career has gone so far.

Payne also averred that performing solo at Wembley Stadium has been one of his major accomplishments of 2017.

Elated over how well his solo tracks have been received this year, the ‘Bedroom Floor’ hit-maker took to Instagram and wrote, “I've got to perform to some amazing crowds this year, starting with 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium! With the boys you had the chance to bounce off each other, when you're on your own it's just you and you have to get out and just do it!”

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old singer - who has nine-month-old son Bear with his partner Cheryl Tweedy - previously opened up about how he struggled with his mental health during his time in One Direction.

He noted, “I shouldn't have been able to do as many shows as we did, if I'm honest about it, if I'm brutally honest about it. Going out and putting that happy smile on my face and singing the songs, honestly, sometimes it was like putting on one of those costumes, going out there and, underneath the costume, people don't really see what's going on I let it get to me that day.”

The musician further added, “I wasn't in a good place. And unfortunately I was going through a rough time and I let it get to me a little bit too much. That was it. The more we did, I just don't think we stopped and celebrated enough how great things were and I think that's what got on top of us in the end. It was like, ‘Oh, you've just won three EMAs, but get on the plane and go to the next place.”

Recently, Payne admitted he will “never forget” holding his son for the first time.

His single ‘Strip that Down’ is biggest-selling solo single from a member of One Direction. The track featuring Quavo, has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment English news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)
Liam Payne


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp