British singer Liam Payne is disappointed that he cannot see his son because of the measures taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus. His son Bear is currently in lockdown with Paynes ex, Cheryl Cole. That reports The Sun Thursday.

Payne and Cole both live in the United Kingdom. The singer reports to The Sun that the two have had a "very open conversation" about the options for visiting Bear.

According to the former member of One Direction, the measures took effect at the time of his son's birthday. "It was one of the first times I was in the country for his birthday and I was ready to go there and then I thought, I don't know how I feel about it," said Payne.

The singer is now mainly in contact with his son via FaceTime. Payne calls frequent contact with his son difficult. "Sometimes he wants to talk to me on FaceTime, sometimes he doesn't want to."