There have been rampant rumors of person troubles for months, and Zayn Malik has now officially quit the current One Direction tour and flown back home to England.
The temporary departure comes just as the Philippine Government’s Bureau of Immigration demanded that Zayn and bandmate Louis Tomlinson pay a $5,000 “weed bond” to ensure that they don’t do drugs during their weekend of concerts. Then again, Mr. Malik has long been believed to be battling addiction.
It’s no secret that musicians like to party, but the Philippine government isn’t willing to let One Direction go nuts during their pair of concerts in Manila this weekend.
Given that Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were supposedly caught on camera smoking marijuana last year, an anti-drug advocacy group called Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino tried to get the Bureau of Immigration to give the whole band drug tests in order for them to enter the country.
They have a bit of a reputation for partying, and the members of One Direction may have hit a road block as they gear up for a pair of concerts in the Philippines.
According to multiple reports, Liam, Harry, Zayn, Louis and Niall are slated to perform on March 21st and 22nd at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, but the Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino group has requested that the Philippine government’s Bureau of Immigration require the band to submit to drug tests before being allowed into the country.
They’re always up for some youthful fun, and last night (December 22) the members of One Direction showed up on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Niall, Harry, Zayn, Louis and Liam wore ugly holiday sweaters and were in good spirits as they chatted about Christmas and drove the female members of the audience nuts. And of course, Fallon took the opportunity to create a magical musical moment with the “Story of My Life” singers and his house band The Roots.
Racking up some serious frequent flyer miles, the members of One Direction hopped a plane at LAX International Airport and flew to Sydney, Australia earlier this week.
Following their extensive North American press tour for their new album Four, Zayn, Niall, Liam, Louis and Harry arrived in the Land Down Under ahead of the 2014 ARIA Awards, and they looked to be in good spirits as fans offered a warm welcome.
They’ve been crisscrossing North America all week and on Sunday night (November 23) the members of One Direction landed in Los Angeles.
Niall, Harry, Zayn, Louis and Liam took the Nokia Theatre LA Live stage at the 2014 American Music Awards to perform their new single “Night Changes” after releasing their new album FOUR less than a week earlier.