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One Direction's Liam Payne: 'The fat jibes actually really hurt me'

British pop star Liam Payne, of One Direction fame, is the cover star of Attitude magazine's new edition and also gave an exclusive interview to the publication in which he opened up about his partying days. 

Speaking to Attitude, the heartthrob confessed that drinking a fair amount caused him to put on weight and he would get upset reading mean comments from people about his appearance at the time:

"I started drinking a lot and I began to get a bit tubbier. In fact, because of that I was getting fat jibes all the time, which hurt me...I'm not afraid to say I went through a pretty bad stage. And for that time in my life, that was perfect for me. That's what I wanted to do and so I enjoyed myself."

"There were just a few times that I went over the limit with things and then I had to pull it back. I was very fortunate that I had lots of great people around me who said to me, 'Look Liam, you need to chill out a bit now.' I'm not here to be a role model. It's a difficult thing to place pressure on you when you're so young. I'm going to mess up from time to time. Everyone does. I'm only human, and sometimes I let my guard down a little too much."

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