Liam Payne admits he used ‘mood stabiliser’ drugs to cope in One Direction days

Liam Payne has admitted he used to take "mood stabiliser" drugs to help him cope in his One Direction days.

The 26-year-old was thrust into the limelight as a teenager when he was put into the boyband on the X Factor in 2010.

And he's revealed that he used epilepsy medication to 'keep him stable' as he struggled to cope with his meteoric rise to fame.

He told The Guardian : "I just needed a little bit of help to keep me stable – but under certain lights on stage or during interviews, I wouldn’t be able to tell them my name."

Liam says he also turned to alcohol at the height of his fame to cope with the long periods of boredom he had to endure between shows.


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He says there was nothing else to do because he and his bandmates – Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik – couldn't leave their hotel rooms without being mobbed by fans.

He added: "Doing a show to however many thousands of people, then being stuck by yourself in a country where you can't go out anywhere – what else are you going to do? The minibar is always there."

Tonight, Liam was in London at the Fashion Awards with his girlfriend Maya Henry, 19.

And they looked blissfully happy as they posed up on the red carpet together at the Royal Albert Hall.


Liam looked handsome in a deep blue suit with matching shirt and tie, while Maya was a vision in a blue, green and purple chiffon dress with a dramatic ruffled halterneck.

Smiling for photographers on the red carpet, they put their recent drama behind them.

Just a couple of days ago, Liam said he was jumped by bouncers during a night out with Maya in Texas.

Liam took to social media to complain after he said three bouncers disturbed their romantic date night.

In a now-deleted Instagram story, the singer hit out at the door staff at The Silver Fox for reportedly "jumping" him for "no reason".


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He wrote: "@thesilverfoxsatx three of your bouncers just jump me for no reason whilst I was grabbing my ID I took pics of the whole thing look forward to seeing you in court."

The Silver Fox denied the claims made by the pop star.

They wrote: "Definitely not [any truth in claims Liam was jumped on by three bouncers].

"That is definitely not the story or what happened at all."

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