Liam, who is currently on a mammoth jaunt around the globe on 1D’s ‘On The Road Again’ world tour, was not at all impressed when a news site posted a link to a story with the headline: “Is One Direction Star Liam Payne Drinking Too Much?”
Responding publicly to the gossip site, he hit back at their suggestions, claiming that he doesn’t “really like responding too [sic] news articles anymore”, but insisting: “I really think this is out of order.”
The 21-year-old singer went on to say that while he did enjoy a drink, he didn’t think his boozing was anything out of the ordinary for “a normal boy [his] age”, writing: “Don’t treat me like I’m any different.”
Liam later apologised to fans for his “rant”, and wished them a “nice evening”.
This isn’t the first time One Direction have had to clear up rumours about their hard-partying ways, after the group were forced to deny that Zayn Malik had a “substance abuse” issue, when a dodgy tummy meant he was unable to join them in America for the launch of their latest album, ‘Four’.
The boys are currently in Japan as part of the Asian leg of their world tour, so let’s just hope none of them are in a mad rush for a selfie with Liam - we’ve all seen how enthusiastic he can get when he has to pose for a photo with fans...