Oh no! Zayn Malik, member of the famous boy band, One Direction, has left the group.
One Direction recently posted on their Facebook account that Zayn Malik has left the band. They also posted the reason why Zayn needs to quit One Direction.
"I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” Malik said in the statement. “I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”- Zayn Malik
One Direction announced that they totally respect his decision to leave the group.
"The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour – One Direction
On the other hand, Simon Cowell released a statement through Facebook:
“I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”
Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.