LIAM PAYNE Says ZAYN Is The Best Singer In ONE DIRECTION
Karen Jane Ng
Zayn's departure from One Direction might not have been a sweet goodbye but Liam Payne is still concerned about former bandmate's well-being and appreciates his talent.
In a new interview with GQ, Liam talked about his former bandmate's battle with anxiety while giving credit to his contribution to 1D. "For Zayn, he loves music and he's an amazing talent. He genuinely was the best singer in One Direction, hand on heart, out of all of us," Liam admitted. "But for him to get to a point where, you know, he can't step on a stage? It's a lot. I mean, he's doing great. His streaming numbers are ridiculous but I do think he misses out on the performance side a bit, you know. He can't seem to get past that part. We all have it."
Liam also revealed they tried to reach out to Zayn. "We're the only people who know what you're going through. The only five people who know what you are going through were all in a room together once, and you left – fair enough – but you don’t want anyone going through such evils for no reason."
"But it got to a point with me where I wouldn’t know where to begin with Zayn. I hope he has good people around him, but I don’t at this stage think it’s anything the rest of us can solve."