Zayn Malik Quits One Direction

Bad news for One Direction fans around the world! Zayn Malik quits One Direction!

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Zayn Malik of the popular British boy band One Direction has announced his departure from the group on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

His farewell statement reads: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined,” Zayn, 22, says. “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 rest of the band Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson confirmed the news 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.”

Simon Cowell who discovered One Direction also issued a statement on Zayn’s exit.

“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.”

Zayn Malik decides to leave the group after being accused of cheating on his fiancée Perrie Edwards. The issue have caused the singer to signed off from their tour due to stress.

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