It’s been more than 6 years, that iconic US boy band ‘One Direction’ are on a hiatus. 6 years and fans of the boy band all around the world are still heartbroken, hoping to get news of the band’s reunion sometime soon. If you’ve ever stanned 1D, you’d know how the members of the band, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson, shared a relationship more than just fellow bandmates. Their close bond was admired by their fans more than anything, and perhaps, even the news of their disbandment came as a huge shock, realising that they’d never get to see the 5 of them together, perform, ever again.
While fans were not the only ones who were depressed by the saddening news, even Harry Styles decided to take some therapy sessions, to cope with things and feel better. The ‘as it was’ singer revealed how he was reluctant at first and thought therapy was only for ‘broken’ people. Harry shared how the COVID 19 pandemic helped him reflect on so many things, that he had been avoiding.
“In lockdown, I started processing a lot of stuff that happened when I was in the band,” he said, pointing out that he was encouraged to give so much of himself away to the media and the public “to get people to engage with you, to like you” he said. He shared how the band’s split did take a toll on him emotionally, “I thought it meant that you were broken,” he said, adding that he “wanted to be the one who could say I didn’t need it”
The 28-year-old revealed how he “emotionally coast[ed]” through life, something which he’s since actively worked on changing.” He further added, “I think that accepting living, being happy, hurting in the extremes, that is the most alive you can be, losing it crying, losing it laughing — there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel more alive than that.” Apart from admitting that he took therapy sessions, he also urged others to do the same, if they’re “able to possess the financial means.”
“It’s amazing that we’re doing our own thing and then, hopefully, one day soon, we get back together and have another great time of it, who knows?” shared ex-bandmate, Liam Payne about the band’s reunion. “Right now everyone is getting a chance to explore things they want to try and it’s really cool to see what they’re coming up with when it’s just them in a studio writing.” shared Harry about the same.