Fans were taken aback in bitter shock and astonishment when the 25-year-old singer in an interview with Zane Lowe on his show, Apple Music Beats 1 opened up about his alleged drug experience.
Harry was a member of one Direction, one of the most universally renowned boy bands and is by far the only member to open up about these experiences. Last Friday on Lowe’s show Harry spoke about some of the decisions and choices he had made during his years in One Direction. Amongst many of these decisions was his decision of abstaining from drugs until after the band announced it’s hiatus in 2015.
He has admitted experimenting with illegal substances as he felt safe enough to experience new things after quitting the band. On the show with Lowe, he spoke about his concerns regarding the band’s image and popularity when he was a member and not wanting to be the one to hinder it’s growing success. He told Lowe, ” when I was in the band, it was like, to me it felt like it was so much bigger than any one of us that I kind of felt like, I’m not going to be the one to ruin it”.
He accepted the fact that now that he has established himself as a solo singer he feels much at ease to ” go out and experiment “, which he was unable to do earlier. Moreover, he shared his experience of recording ” Fine Line’ ” under the influence in Malibu’s famous Shangri- La studios, saying he felt ” so safe with his friends”. He told Rolling Stone magazine about the incident where he was recording a song while consuming drugs and by mistake bit off the tip of his tounge, however, he likes to this of it as a part of making fond memories.
Although Harry simply seems to be experimenting and having the time of his life, his fans have shown concern about his recent choice in terms of consuming drugs.