One Direction's Liam Payne Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs After Losing 'Christmas Weight'

by Antoinette Bueno 6:38 AM PST, December 30, 2015
Playing One Direction's Liam Payne Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs After Losing 'Christmas Weight'

Liam Payne is starting the new year in incredible shape.

The 22-year-old singer took to Instagram to flaunt his defined abs on Tuesday, working One Direction fans into a frenzy.

"Christmas weight dusted!!" he wrote.

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Christmas weight dusted!!

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In September, Liam said he "lost a bunch of weight" after quitting drinking.

"I started drinking a lot and I began to get a bit tubbier," he admitted to Attitude magazine. "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."

"I feel good to be out of that zone and be more concentrated," he later reflected. "There were a just a few times that I went over the limit with things and then I had to pull it back."

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Last month, ET caught up with Liam's band mates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson, when they assured us that despite taking a break in 2016, One Direction's definitely not breaking up.

"I think it's important for us to take the break and have it as a break," Harry explained.

"We're not breaking up," Niall added bluntly. "We're literally taking time out to see our friends and see our family and reflect on what we've done over the last few years."

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