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.
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.
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