Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louie Tomlinson Comment on Zayn Leaving One Direction
Making the news official, One Direction released a statement yesterday telling all the fans that Zayn Malik has decided to officially leave the band, after Malik abruptly left the tour last week, citing stress.
With rumors of Zayn quitting because he was in rehab, the now former band member made it clear that the time is right for him to leave the band saying,
“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.”
One Direction responded with equal love for their former bandmate saying,
“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.”
Harry Styles took to twitter to assure his fans saying,
“All the love as always. H”
While Liam seemed a bit confused telling his fans on twitter,
“So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours”
It had to be a strange 24 hours for Liam but with Zayn’s erratic behavior over the past few weeks, it seems like he has made the right decision for himself.
Louie Tomlinson has also spoken out this morning saying,
“Your support has been incredible , truly incredible so thank you so much !” and
Been a crazy couple of days but know that we are going to work harder than ever to deliver the best album we’ve ever made for you guys !”
How long do you think it will take before Zayn will be able to live a ‘normal’ life? Something tells us it’s going to be a long time.