Liam Payne is opening up about his breakup with Cheryl Cole.

“I’m a bit fragile at times,” the former One Direction singer said during a new interview with U.K.'s Big Top 40. “No, I’m alright. You know, it’s been okay. Obviously there’s a lot of stuff I’ve still got to sort out with my life.”

Payne went on to say that he and Cole actually split "a couple of weeks" before breaking the news, but that having to go through it publicly put him right back in his feelings.

“I have to tell like, people I don’t even really know. Not the fans so much because it feels like you’re talking to the magazine or the newspaper or whatever and I have nothing against any of these people but like it is a bit like, weird sometimes.” he added. “That’s the bit when it really hits home. It’s like breaking up twice. We already did this once, and now I’m having to go through all of that again.”

Payne's newly debuted solo EP, First Time, also seemingly address the breakup on songs “Depend on It” and “Slow.”

He and Cole went their separate ways in July after two years of dating. They share a one-year-old son, Bear. Payne has since been linked to model Cairo Dwek, who he was photographed holding hands with  in Italy earlier this month, but has not confirmed his romance.

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