Today is a very sad sad in the One Direction fandom. Zayn Malik has left the group. One Direction is now 4 memebers, instead of the perfect 5.
“After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, 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.”
Zayn said: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. 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. 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.”
The group said: “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. 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.”
Fans are obviously devastated:
This is a devastating day in history zayn Malik has left one direction WHAT IS LIFE
— lauren moore (@lauren__moore_) March 25, 2015
don’t want to live in a world where Zayn Malik is not a member of One Direction
— ⠀ ⠀ (@adorjniall) March 25, 2015
Can’t even imagine One Direction without Zayn Malik.
— _ (@leilanimagno) March 25, 2015
People are wishing him the best:
actually feel quite sorry for Zayn Malik, having that kind of fame from such a young age must be pretty tough
— Spliffy Highro (@michaeldowie) March 25, 2015
i respect your decision and no matter what you will always be zayn malik from one direction to me,i’m done,i’m crying @zaynmalik
— 1D IMAGINES (@1DImaglnes) March 25, 2015
Some people are really mad:
YOU CANT HAVE ONE DIRECTION WITHOUT ZAYN MALIK NO THIS ISNT OKAY ONE DIRECTION ARE GONE THERE IS NO ONE DIRECTION ANYMORE
— lauren (@laurenxhutfield) March 25, 2015
I’M GOING TO THERE CONCERT IN AUGUST AND YOU’RE TELLING ME ZAYN MALIK ISNT GOING TO BE THERE? I DON’T THINK SO
— yasmin (@umyazzie) March 25, 2015
when zayn changes his name from zaynmalik1D to zayn malik i’m deactivating
— mae (@torontostyIes) March 25, 2015
zayn, sorry to burst your bubble but you are zayn malik you will never be a normal 22 year old with a private life
— opportunistyles (@opportunistyles) March 25, 2015
While others are just so sad:
Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction and I am crying uncontrollably. Goodbye.
— Brandon Alxndr (@brandonalxndr) March 25, 2015
I know that this isn’t the end for @zaynmalik ‘s career BUT “for now, we mourn the loss of Zayn Malik’s high notes”
— Nicole Montero (@nicolemonterooo) March 25, 2015
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