Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction
Let me take this moment to extend my deepest condolences to all of One Direction’s fans across the world. Earlier this week, it was announced that Zayn Malik would officially be leaving the band after a successful five-year run. While this may have come as a shock to many, those who knew the 22-year-old singer well could see this coming from a mile away.
A source close to Malik told E! News that he just hasn’t been all that happy lately and that this decision was a long time coming. It was said that he struggled with fame and the loss of privacy he had being in one of the biggest pop acts ever. The pressure ultimately got to be too much for him. Malik first left the Asian leg of One Direction’s tour last week, heading back home to England after tabloids speculated that he was cheating on his fiancee Perrie Edwards. E! News is reporting that the couple has been together practically every day since he returned home.
As far as what Malik will be up to now that he quit One Direction, well it looks like the plan is for him to take a break and recuperate a bit. There’s no denying that Malik is a fantastic musician and may opt for going back into the studio later on to work on some solo projects. He obviously loves music and does not want to completely give it up. Malik just wants his future to be more low-key than it would ever be with One Direction. He truly loves his fans and would never want to let them down. Plus, he loved performing. However, being in the band was too much to handle.
E! News’ source doesn’t know exactly when Malik made this decision to leave One Direction, but this was definitely not the first that the band heard about his hesitations and dissatisfaction. The rest of One Direction had all talked amongst themselves about what they would do if Malik ever left. They just didn’t know it would be so soon.
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