I feel like there’s some misunderstanding here with regard to the conversation about Liam and the Belfast concert. I was talking to Brenda @stylinsin about it last night but… No one’s saying that Liam hasn’t suffered extensive damages to his mental health due to fame and other pressures that come with being ¼ of 1D. He has. That’s undeniable and irrefutable. But when you look at previous health-related incidences within the band (Niall having to tour regardless of knee problems [to which he’s now suffered irreparable damages], Harry performing sick and throwing up in between songs, Zayn having to actually leave the band to get a break)… the idea that a show was cancelled because Liam was emotionally/mentally overwhelmed is unfathomable to me. Even Halsey has performed while/after miscarrying. There is no stopping when you are a machine that was designed to churn out money.
When we talk about the rigidity and abusive nature of the music industry, this is it. This is what it looks like. Should any of these people have been touring while struggling with these things? Absolutely not! No! That’s the whole point!! But they did. Liam’s voice regarding his struggles within the band is definitely still being heard, and we should talk about it, because recognizing the validity of mental health/mental illness is important… especially when the discussion takes place in the celebrity realm. But it’s also not unreasonable to believe that there’s still more that isn’t being said about the show.