One Direction's Liam Payne Sorry For 'Joint' Video
One Direction star Liam Payne has admitted the boy band has a "lot of growing up to do" after a video emerged appearing to show two of his bandmates joking about smoking an "illegal substance".
The star tweeted an apology to fans on Saturday and admitted that "things have gone a little sideways".
The video, obtained by MailOnline, appears to show band members Zayn Malik, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, sharing a rolled up cigarette in the back of a car as they are driven through Peru.
The band's spokesman told Sky News the matter was being handled by their lawyers.
One Direction are currently on their Where We Are tour in the UK and are due to play at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday night.
"I love my boys and maybe things have gone a little sideways I apologise for that. We are only in our 20s we all do stupid things at this age," Payne wrote.
"We all have a lot of growing up to do in an extreme circumstance I'm not making excuse but it's fact we are gunna fall short somewhere," he added.
Since their debut on ITV's X Factor talent show One Direction, which also includes members Harry Styles and Niall Horan, has become one of the biggest boy bands on the planet.
Earlier this month they were named the fourth wealthiest musicians in the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of £14m each and a combined wealth of £70m.
Payne has often tweeted about the pressures of fame and being scrutinised by the media.
Earlier this year he was forced to apologise after posting a photograph on Twitter showing him standing on a ledge of a skyscraper 34 floors above the ground.
He wrote on Saturday: "Hopefully we stand the test of time an get it right in the end I don't take this for granted and I'm extremely grateful to be here doing this."
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