London - One Direction member Liam Payne says he is sorry for being "stupid and irresponsible" after he was photographed standing on a building ledge 34 stories above the ground.
A photo published Wednesday in British tabloid the Sun shows the boy-band singer standing on the ledge of a high-rise with a city that appears to be London behind him.
The 20-year-old said in a statement that "I regret being there and having a photo taken. It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do."
He urged fans not to imitate his "extremely dangerous" behavior.
The band emerged from Simon Cowell's British TV series The X Factor in 2010 and became one of the world's top-selling groups, with three albums topping U.S. music charts.
Another Twitter user shared the pic:
Excuse you. What do you think you’re doing? Don't do that ever again!!! @Real_Liam_Payne pic.twitter.com/NE6EwU52FI— one direction (@1dxclusive) January 12, 2014
Excuse you. What do you think you’re doing? Don't do that ever again!!! @Real_Liam_Payne pic.twitter.com/NE6EwU52FI
A closer look at the building:
THIS HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE LIAM PAYNE OF ONE DIRECTION DRINKS. HE GETS DRUNK AND GETS ON TOP OF HIGH BUILDINGS pic.twitter.com/FkoTWokacQ— beyoncé is on limit (@GrandeLoveNiall) January 12, 2014
THIS HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE LIAM PAYNE OF ONE DIRECTION DRINKS. HE GETS DRUNK AND GETS ON TOP OF HIGH BUILDINGS pic.twitter.com/FkoTWokacQ
The internet quickly responded:
THIS IS AMAZING ??
@Real_Liam_Payne should see this pic.twitter.com/WSF2CDa6xM— i follow back bc ily (@NarryMyDream) January 15, 2014
THIS IS AMAZING ??
@Real_Liam_Payne should see this pic.twitter.com/WSF2CDa6xM
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