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Liam Payne has revealed he has battled suicidal thoughts and that he's 'lucky to still be here'.

The singer, 26, appeared on Straight Talking with Ant Middleton on Tuesday night, where he opened up about his mental health, fame, his relationship with Cheryl and their two-year-old son Bear, and his time in One Direction.

When asked about his 'darker' moments, Liam said: 'Fame is like having a weird midlife crisis .I am lucky to be here still.'

Liam Payne has revealed he has battled suicidal thoughts and that he's 'lucky to still be here'

Liam Payne has revealed he has battled suicidal thoughts and that he's 'lucky to still be here'

Asked by Ant, 38, to elaborate, Liam was reluctant at first.

'I can’t go too deep into it, I haven’t made my peace with it...' he said.

But eventually, Ant coaxed him into saying more, as they chatted in the middle of the Southern African game country.

'There’s times where that level of loneliness and people getting into you every day every so often… that’s almost nearly killed me a couple of times.

Candid: The singer, 26, opened up about his mental health, fame and his relationship with Cheryl and their two-year-old son Bear [pictured in February 2018]

Candid: The singer, 26, opened up about his mental health, fame and his relationship with Cheryl and their two-year-old son Bear [pictured in February 2018]

Opening up: Liam appeared on Straight Talking with Ant Middleton on Tuesday night

Opening up: Liam appeared on Straight Talking with Ant Middleton on Tuesday night

'I’ve been in a bad place… it’s been on the menu a couple of times in my life. Luckily I had great people around me. When things start to pile up on you it can get you, and you can only control you. You have to get on with it

'You think there’ll be another hurdle in a couple of months, you just need to get on with it. It’s always turned out alright, even in the darkest situations.'

Ant - who stars on SAS: Who Dares Wins, and is an expert in interrogation - pressed Liam on his highly-publicised relationship with pop star Cheryl - which ended last year.

Liam seemed much happier talking about this chapter of his life, saying: 'It’s not the most normal situation. My life is abnormal, so what is normal? We genuinely get on, there are so many parallels we share in life.'

When asked about his 'darker' moments, Liam said: 'Fame is like having a weird midlife crisis .I am lucky to be here still'

When asked about his 'darker' moments, Liam said: 'Fame is like having a weird midlife crisis .I am lucky to be here still'

Tell me more: Ant coaxed him into saying more, as they chatted in the middle of the Southern African game country

Tell me more: Ant coaxed him into saying more, as they chatted in the middle of the Southern African game country

He went on: 'I hope she’s happy, she deserves it, she’s a great mum, she works hard, she deserves to find happiness. I have thought long and hard about [her moving on with someone else]. We will find our own peace with it, for now, it’s good. I go over, do whatever, watch TV, it’s good, it’s nice.'

Ant asked Liam how he got together with the Love Made Me Do It songstress, who is a decade older than him and was a judge on The X Factor when he was a teen constant.

'I went to Simon’s house, and made a joke about how hot Cheryl was,' Liam recalled. 'Simon was like, "I know who’s going to be the next Mrs Payne!"

'Then I was in a bar and Niall [Horan] came in and told me that Cheryl liked me. I was like "Cheryl? Cheryl?" Niall was in Simon’s dressing room, Simon said my name, she went red and left. So I hit her up.'

Honest: 'There’s times where that level of loneliness and people getting into you every day every so often… that’s almost nearly killed me a couple of times,' Liam said

Honest: 'There’s times where that level of loneliness and people getting into you every day every so often… that’s almost nearly killed me a couple of times,' Liam said

He continued: 'I’ve been in a bad place… it’s been on the menu a couple of times in my life. Luckily I had great people around me'

He continued: 'I’ve been in a bad place… it’s been on the menu a couple of times in my life. Luckily I had great people around me'

Liam told Ant that he and Cheryl then 'hung out a bunch of times' and that he feels he 'won X Factor more than anyone'.

Asked if they'll ever get back together, Liam joked: 'If she plays her cards right – I’m going to get a slap!'

He went on to explain why they split.

'Both of us struggled under the pressure – working away a lot, a lot of noise being shouted at us about it, having a child in the mix, we grew apart,' he explained. 'I was worried I would not be enough to look after the both

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