Uh oh. Could One Direction really be down to four members? When Zayn Malik mysteriously didn’t show up to One Direction’s ‘Today’ show appearance on Nov. 17, fans began to speculate that he was actually leaving — could it be true?
The Zayn Malik fans are not happy (yes, that means me). When he didn’t show up to One Direction‘s Today show appearance on Nov. 17, he wasn’t just missing another performance — but it was the actual release date of their new album Four. So it’s no surprise that Directions are completely freaking out over the possibility that he’s not just sick with a “tummy bug,” as Liam Payne called it, but is actually leaving the band.
Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction?
We know that Zayn, 20, was really unhappy when Matt Lauer asked if he was missing from the appearance due to a “substance abuse” issue, but now the fans are the mad ones.
After the show, he spoke out to UK’s The Sun saying, “I’m really angry and upset by what was said [on Today]. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America.”
Here are some reactions on Twitter of fans who are really worried that he could actually be leaving the band for good.
What is this shit my sisters telling me about @zaynmalik leaving One Direction? Just want to know if true or not
— One Direction is ❤️ (@Esther_Whitmor) November 18, 2014
— Jon doe (@jerseyteen82) November 18, 2014
@njhsunlight is zayn going solo?
— sissie (@niallfrieshoran) November 17, 2014
Zayn wasn’t sick he just didn’t want to be seen with 1d that’s right b @zaynmalik go solo I love u
— Zayn – Short Hair (@nyaz94) November 18, 2014
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— Emily Longeretta