22/11/2017 12:51 GMT

Liam Payne Opens Up About Mental Health Struggle During One Direction Days

'I shouldn’t have been able to do as many shows as we did.'

Liam Payne has opened up about his mental health struggles during his time in One Direction, claiming he “shouldn’t have been able” to go through with their gruelling tour schedule. 

The singer has revealed he often felt like he was “putting on a costume” when he was on stage at the height of the group’s fame. 

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Liam Payne has opened up about his mental health
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Liam previously opened up about his lowest moment in the band, revealing how what should have been a low-key night spending time with his mum and dad was ruined by a photographer.

Telling how a “clumsy cameraman” accidentally knocked his mother, Karen, over, he told The Mirror: “I just wanted a burger with my parents. 

“I cried my eyes out. I thought, ‘I can’t do this’ and I really hated my life.” 

Liam is now enjoying success away from One Direction, having launched his solo career with the hit singles ‘Strip That Down’ and ‘Bedroom Floor’. 

He is also busy being a dad to son Bear, who he welcomed with girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy back in March.