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Zayn Malik Abandons One Direction Tour — Is Simon Cowell Furious?

Sat, March 21, 2015 12:12pm EDT by 7 Comments

Zayn has left his One Direction tour in the midst of a reported cheating scandal. So how does 1D founder Simon feel about this shocking turn of events? has the EXCLUSIVE scoop!

News of Zayn Malik‘s absence from One Directions current tour was definitely a hard pill to swallow for everyone associated with the hit boy band. has learned EXCLUSIVELY what Simon Cowell, who helped form 1D, feels about Zayn’s dropping out of the world tour due to “stress.” Is he furious? Here’s what we know.  

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction Tour — Simon Cowell’s Reaction

“Simon has had his own run-ins with what Zayn is dealing with and has told Zayn to be the man he is and own it. Simon is confident that Zayn is OK and will be OK after taking some time off. He knows that the band are all brothers and they will not break up and are there for him as well,” an insider EXCLUSIVELY tells

Whew. That’s good to know. The X Factor judge can be tough as nails, so it’s good to see him so understanding of Zayn’s stressful situation.

Furthermore, our source added that “Simon feels for Zayn and has told him on many occasions he is there for him at any time he is needed. The boys are friends and not only a paycheck for Simon, he really cares about them and after speaking to Zayn he feels things are getting blown out of proportion.”

Being in the spotlight has obviously taken its toll on Zayn and the entire boy band. It can be difficult to deal. Simon must know that — as a father — these mega pop stars are still just kids. We are actually really happy that Zayn has a father figure during this very difficult time.

Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards: Why She Believes The Cheating Rumors

As we previously reported, Zayn’s fiancee, Perrie Edwards, is reportedly distraught over the pictures of Zayn allegedly holding another woman’s hand. Perrie has always ignored the rumors in the past, but this time it’s different.

“She’s finding it hard to get the images of Zayn with the fan in the Thailand nightclub out of her head,” a source told EXCLUSIVELY.

Perhaps with Simon’s wise advice, Zayn can get his relationship with Perrie back on track!

HollywoodLifers, are you happy that Simon is there for Zayn? Let us know!

— Written by Jordyn Shaffer, reporting by Russ Weakland