Liam Payne’s distraught mother fought back tears today as she revealed how the superstar’s family are all ‘worried sick’ over her son’s emergency dash to hospital.
Speaking from her three-storey, £360,000 detached home near Wolverhampton, Karen Payne, said: ‘We are all worried sick about it but we just have to get on. It’s horrible – him being all the way over there.
‘He’s in Milan and it sounds like he’ll be there for a week. I feel helpless’
The 62-year-old added: ‘All we can really do is sit it out here and hope for the best. There is nothing we can do. We feel helpless.
‘It’s such a horrible situation and we just hope he’s in the best place possible.’
Devastated: Liam Payne ’s distraught mother fought back tears today as she revealed how the superstar’s family are all ‘worried sick’ over her son’s emergency dash to hospital
Worrying: The singer was rushed to hospital during a romantic holiday with his girlfriend after suffering with agonising kidney pain
The singer was rushed to hospital during a romantic holiday with his girlfriend after suffering with agonising kidney pain.
Liam, 30, fell ill on a trip to Lake Como in Italy with girlfriend Kate Cassidy, The Sun reports.
He announced last month that he was cancelling a tour in South America due to a ‘serious kidney infection’ which previously left him in hospital.
Insiders report that the star was celebrating his one-year anniversary with Kate when he fell ill at their holiday property and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
He is said to be currently in hospital and will stay for several days.
A source said: ‘Liam is in a bad way but he’s in the best place he can be and finally doctors will be able to get to the bottom of what is going on.
‘Naturally he is gutted that his and Kate’s trip to Lake Como has been ruined but at least she was there to help him when he fell ill.
‘Doctors have warned him not to expect to be signed off to go home for at least another six days.
‘They want to do every test possible to understand the issue fully but they now suspect that there has been an underlying issue for a while that has been getting worse.’
Hospital: Liam, pictured in Lake Como with girlfriend Kate Cassidy on Saturday, before he was rushed to hospital
A&E: Insiders report that the star was celebrating his one-year anniversary with Kate when he fell ill at their holiday property and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance (pictured on Saturday)
Representatives for Liam have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Last month Liam shared the heartbreaking news he was cancelling his upcoming tour after being ordered to ‘rest and recover’ by doctors.
Liam added a caption on the post reading: ‘It’s with a heavy heart I have to tell you that we have no other choice but to postpone my upcoming tour of South America.
‘Over the past week I’ve been in hospital with a serious kidney infection, it’s something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and doctors orders are that I now need to rest and recover.
‘I was beyond excited to come play for you guys. To all of you who have bought tickets: I’m so sorry.
Health issues: Liam announced last month that he was cancelling a tour in South America due to a ‘serious kidney infection’ which previously left him in hospital
Sad news: The star shared the news with his followers in an Instagram video, after being ordered to ‘rest and recover’ by doctors
Milestone: Last month, Kate shared a sweet tribute to her beau for his birthday, posting a series of snaps from their romance
‘We’re working to re-schedule the tour as soon as we possibly can, but for now we will be refunding the tickets – so please look out for updates from your point of purchase.
‘Thanks as always for the love and support, and look forward to seeing you soon.’
Sharing a video to announce the news, Liam added: ‘This really is the last news I want to be telling you but basically I’ve been a little bit unwell recently.
‘I ended up in hospital with a bad kidney infection. We started rehearsals and I’ve been advised that now is really not the right time to be travelling on the road while I recover from this.
‘I’ve got the best people around me at home trying to help me recover as we speak, but yeah we’re gonna have to reschedule the tour.’
In July the former One Direction star opened up about his mental health and revealed doctors diagnosed him with ‘a couple of conditions’ after he spent some time in a wellness clinic in the US last year after hitting ‘rock bottom’.
The singer shared candid Instagram Stories post where he said he was having a tough day and family and friends could see he was still struggling.
Liam described ‘manic’ instances in his life and his difficulty in maintaining sober during ‘super low’ moments.
Candid: In July the former One Direction star opened up about his mental health and revealed he spent some time in a wellness clinic in the US last year after hitting ‘rock bottom’
In the clip he admitted to having filmed the video numerous times before deleting, before finally deciding this was the right time to share his story with fans.
Saying: ‘So I mean I filmed a bunch for theses over time and deleted them but I don’t know whether this is the right time’,.
‘I know in my last video I mentioned I’d been diagnosed with a couple of conditions and not to go into too much detail but one of them I have is, there’s a lot of manic things in my life which you guys saw,’.
He continued: ‘But the other side of it is and that kind of feels like when when I would lose my sobriety in these moments that were super low and I felt like that today,’.
‘And it’s isolating the two things and seeing them separately and like I know what they are now’.
Before adding: ‘Luckily I have some amazing people around me that kind of look after me but I am sure they can see it in me too that I’m “not really here'”‘
He captioned the slip: ‘I’ve filmed this same video about 20 times at different points this year and got too scared to put it out by talking myself out of it’.
‘I’m coming to see how fortunate I am to be in the position I’m in… and I wanna give any of you struggling the gift I was given by sharing some of the things I learned form specialists whilst I was away’.
‘First thing I did everyday was check in and its important you don’t bottle up how you feel. Feeling is one of the amazing gifts we had and I blocked things up so long it made me sick and lash out… notice it, allow it to happen and let it pass through’.
Honesty: The star revealed doctors diagnosed him with ‘a couple of conditions’ by doctors after his wellness clinic stay
Fame: Liam shot to fame as one fifth of One Direction – the hugely successful boyband created on The X Factor in 2010
Before adding: ‘I hope this helps’.
Liam said he hit ‘rock bottom’ after appearing on Logan Paul’s podcast back in June 2022, and apologised for taking his anger out on everybody else.
He shared a video to his YouTube on Saturday called ‘I’m Back…’, where he opened up on seeking professional help.
Liam thanked his six-year-old son Bear and his ex-girlfriend and Bear’s mother Cheryl for supporting his decision to get better.
He added that his former bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik had ‘stuck by me’ and ‘came to my rescue’.