Liam Payne opens up about ‘horrible anxiety’ which stopped him leaving home


POP star Liam Payne has spoken for the first time about the “horrible ­anxiety” that stopped him leaving the house.

The former One Direction singer, 25, said his agoraphobia was triggered by knowing that he might be photographed at any time — even visiting shops or getting petrol.

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Liam Payne has spoken for the first time about the ‘horrible anxiety’ that prevented him from appearing in public[/caption]

He said: “It’s the getting ready and always knowing that you might be photographed.

“I developed a bit of agoraphobia. I would never leave the house.

“And I do sometimes suffer with it a bit in the sense that I’ll get days where I just don’t want to leave my house. Even if it’s going to the shop.”

He added: “I’d be going in to order a coffee at Starbucks and I would sweat because I wouldn’t know whether I was doing the right thing or not. I would be thinking, ‘f***, I don’t want to be here’.


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“I even used to have a really bad problem with going to petrol stations and paying for petrol. I can feel it now – it was like this horrible anxiety where I’d be sweating buckets in the car thinking, ‘I don’t want to do this’.

He continued: “Unfortunately, it does happen to everybody in this industry. I think you just have to get over it as quickly as you can.”

Liam shares two-year-old son Bear with former partner, pop star Cheryl.

Liam has two-year-old Bear with ex-partner Cheryl


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