After he and his fellow bandmates touched down at London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday, the boys found themselves mobbed by fans.
And Payne's got the physical evidence to prove it.
"Lol I just looked at arm that's what happened when somebody pulls at your skin too hard. #crazyday," he tweeted along with a pic of a scratch on his arm.
And while his, er, injury, wasn't really all that bad, Payne nevertheless seemed a bit frustrated by what went down upon 1D's arrival.
"I don't know why people are blaming us for this. It's so sad :( when everyone's rushing and make it unsafe we get thrown back in our cars," he wrote about the incident, adding: "That was actually horrible I literally wanted to cry and all those people shouting sh-t at us and we even tried to stop so sh-t."
Ah, the price of being a teen idol.