Zayn Malik Quits One Direction Citing Stress – Or is He in Rehab?

By on March 19, 2015

One Direction’s, Zayn Malik has quit the band citing stress as the reason.


One Direction has released a very brief statement via twitter saying,

“Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.”

Stress in the world of celebrity is frequently the word used when they are referring to rehab. Whether or not Malik is in rehab is anyone’s guess, as this is not the first time he has backed out of something. Zayn did not show up for an interview in Orlando with Matt Lauer when Matt asked if he was in rehab. The band took offense to it, as did Malik, who made a statement saying:

“I’m really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America. I was gutted to have to miss album release day, but I’m going to be back as soon as I can,” continued Malik. “As soon as I’m feeling better I’m going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album.”

It will be interesting to see how Zayn Malik spins this – if he is in rehab. Or is he really just that stressed. Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

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