Liam James Payne
Liam was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England to Geoff and Karen Payne on August 29, 1993. He has two older sisters, Nicola and Ruth. Liam was born three weeks early, and
as a result he had a lot of health problems. He spent the first four years of his life in and out of the hospital having regular tests done. Doctors noticed one of his kidneys was scarred and dysfunctional. To help cope with the pain, he had 32 injections in his arm in the morning and evening as a child.
In August 2012, Liam dropped the bombshell that his damaged kidney had miraculously started working again. He tweeted: “Just been for an ultrasound on my kidney turns out its fixed from when I was a baby!!! :o so now I have two :)
Due to his kidney problems, Liam doesn’t drink alcohol and has to look after himself. He told Digital Spy: "I have to be careful not to drink too much, even water, and I have to keep myself as healthy as possible." (After falling ill as a baby, Liam underwent years of tests until aged four
doctors discovered that one of his kidneys was scarred and
dysfunctional. He had to have up to 32 injections a day to cope with the pain.
Liam spent his childhood in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, the birthplace
of Led Zeppelin, legend Robert Plant and Slade’s Noddy Holder. Liam also gets called by his nick names; Paynee, and Daddy Direction.
Liam also took part the 2008 series of The X Factor making it through to Simon’s
house in Barbados where he was cruelly eliminated. Simon thought he was too
young and asked him to come back in two years – a move that worked out pretty
well if us directioners do say so! *Smiles*
Liams favorite colour is purple, also everyone should know that his favorite movie is Toy Story. Liam once cried while watching Marley & Me, and I have too :) Liam has a very unusual phobia.....SPOONS! He admits it’s “very strange”. Did you guys know that Liam is an avid fan of boxing. He took up the sport when he was bullied in high
school. (Maybe I should take that up)As well as being heavily into boxing, at school Liam was a member of the
cross-country team and got up most mornings at 6am to go on long runs.
Also before Liam gets his hair cuts, he admitted to owning 2 pairs of pink hair straightners to give himself straight hair.
Liam’s performance of ‘Cry Me A River’ on The X Factor back in the summer of
2010 was dedicated to an ex-girlfriend who cheated on him! He told The Sun: "One
girl was the inspiration for me singing 'Cry Me A River' on The X Factor. That
was my payback to her because she was unfaithful." *Girl get a life....laughs*.
Liam’s favourite animals are turtles! He has two pet turtles called Boris and
Archimedes. *Cute*. Liam can play quitar and loves girls with nice eyes....*yay me*Liam doesnt like when girls are to confident, he likes girls that are a little shy. The one person guaranteed to make Liam smile is Louis. Ahhh! Liam said: “Even if I’m in a situation where I’m mad at him, the person who can make me smile is
Louis. Whatever happens he’ll make me laugh about something because he’s that
Now Liam is hoping 1 day to prank Simon Cowell *I cant wait to see that day :) * Liam says that just like his 1D bandmates, he’s grounded. Speaking about the One
Thing video shoot, he said: "Our video for out new single was filmed in London.
We're not divas, we've got no interest in jetting off to the Caribbean just to
shoot a video.”
In Sugarscape’s list of the 50 hottest males of 2011, Liam came eighth. In The
Sun’s countdown he was 11th. Liam’s nickname is Daddy Directioner as he’s the most mature member of the band.
Liam loves singing in the shower. He often sings songs by The Script! *Ha thats funny because I do that too*
In May 2012, poor Liam broke his toe by dropping his computer on it. Doh! He
told Good Morning America: “I dropped a MacBook Pro on it, which is not a very
exciting story at all.” That’s gotta hurt!
Liam’s favourite love song is ‘End of May’ by Michael Bublé. *Thats so cute*
When Liam was younger his older sisters Ruth and Nicola made him dress in
women’s clothes! He told The Sun: “They used to try to influence my fashion a
bit. Which you know... may have involved a heel or two.”
Along with Louis, in April 2012 Liam did a 192metre SkyJump jump off Auckland’s
Sky Tower. David Beckham, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber has all previously done
the big jump. Liam’s One Direction bandmates call him the Gary Barlow of their group. Niall
told The Sun: "Liam has that Barlow aura. He says things like, 'Come on boys,
let's roll. Let's get going'. He knows it and can't deny it."
Liam has a lot of respect for his chum Ed Sheeran. He calls him “such a
talented guy.” *I love Ed Sheeran* Liam says that One Direction’s phenomenal global success seems “surreal” to
him. Referring to hitting number one in the US with ‘Up All Night’, Liam told
Daybreak: “It still seems strange to say that, everything's happened this
quickly. We didn't expect to be over here releasing an album. I don't think it's
quite hit home yet.”
Did you guys know that Liam is five foot and 10 inches tall (about 1.78 meters . When asked what name he would give his firstborn child, Liam says it would be
Taylor. “I like the name Taylor,” he explained to KRB. “Taylor’s pretty neutral
for a boy or a girl. That’s what I’m going to call my first child if I had
Did you guys know that in August 2012, Liam busked in the Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush,
West London. Liam sang the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ vocals while Niall
accompanied him on guitar.
A true international jet setter, Liam likes nothing more than returning to Wolverhampton to spend time with his family. His dad Geoff told local newspaper Star & Express: “Liam likes to get back home. He likes to get back to normality.”
Liam often has nightmares where he’s naked in public places! “I dream of being back at school a lot and have been naked a few times,” he told The Sun. “And I have been in the park naked on a climbing
Liam recently fessed up that he and the 1D lads played a prank on Harry earlier this summer. "He fell asleep in the dressing room last week," Liam told the Daily Star. "We poured water down his trousers to make it look like he weed his pants. He doesn't care really."
Liam reckons he’s the best dancer in One Direction. He told TOTP: “I have the best dance moves – I’m the king of the dance floor! My signature dance move is the 1-2-3 flick. You’ll find it all over the internet…"
In October 2011, Liam was left highly embarrassed by his mum Karen. He explained to radio station TFM: “My mum fell over the other day in front of a load of our fans. And farted. She fell over a bump in the floor and it came out. Bless her.”
Abbreviations aren't Liam’s strongest point. He used to think that YOLO means Yummy Oreo's Love Origami and DTF stands for Dedicated to Fans.
If you look closely on One Direction’s ‘One Thing’ video, Liam’s left eyebrow has a slit shaved into it. Harry did it while Liam was sleeping! *Pesky scamp Harry is hahaha*
Liam used to get into trouble at school and often spent time in the headmistress’s office. “I used to have water fights in the toilets and climb on the roof to get footballs back,” he told The Sun. * WANT TO CLIMB OUT SCHOOL ahaha*
When he first started boxing, Liam picked up a number of nasty injuries including a perforated eardrum and a broken nose. “I was always coming home with a bruised, puffy face,” he says.
Liam once asked a called Emily out 22 times and she kept turning him down. He added to the Sun: “Finally I sang to her and she said she’d go out with me, but she dumped me the next day.” *We’re pretty sure Emily will be regretting her move! Doh!*
Liam Favorite song from his Up All Night album is I Want and from Take You Home are Summer Love and Little Things