In the course of a few weeks, Zayn Malik’s entire personal and professional life has undergone a massive overhaul thanks to his abrupt exit from One Direction.
And mentor Simon Cowell told press that he’s excited to see what the “Kiss You” singer does next, though he should first take a breather from everything that’s been going on. He explained, “Look, he’s got to get his head together a little bit. He needs time eon his own, as he said, to be a normal 22-year-old, which he’s gonna have.” When asked if he’s helping Malik work on a solo career, Simon stated, “I can’t give anything away.”
Proving that the show must go on, the members of One Direction just released a new promotional poster for the On The Road Again Tour 2015 and Zayn Malik is no longer in the picture.
Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles all look bright-eyed and excited in the new artwork, despite the fact that their longtime bandmate and brother decided to jump ship last month.
Earlier this week he quit one of the most successful boy bands of all time and now Zayn Malik is ready to talk about his One Direction departure.
In a new interview with The Sun, the “Best Song Ever” singer stated, “It is crazy and wild and a bit mad, but at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life. I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good. I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness. And that was mainly for the fans. I only ever tried to do it for the fans.”
Harry Styles Tears Up During Jakarta Concert Due To Zayn Malik’s Departure
Millions of fans were saddened by news that Zayn Malik had left One Direction on Wednesday (March 25) and later that night Harry Styles couldn’t contain his emotion while performing in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The handsome crooner began crying during the gig, prompting Liam Payne to put his arm around him while Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan kept singing.
Last week he shocked fans by bowing out of One Direction’s current tour and now Zayn Malik says he’s done with the “Best Song Ever” group for good.
The 22-year-old pop star released a statement, explaining, “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 apologize 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.”
Earlier this week he shocked fans by jumping off the current One Direction tour, and now Zayn Malik also has his bandmates worried.
According to an Us Weekly source, "The members are worried about him and his future with the group. We've been close to this moment a few times but when people started coming for his relationship with Perrie it really spooked him."