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Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction For Good, Consulting Lawyers — Report

Mon, March 23, 2015 1:21pm EDT by Lauren Cox 152 Comments

Oh, no! The news just keeps getting worse, Directioners. A new report claims that Zayn Malik is DONE with One Direction — and now he’s exploring his legal options to get out of the group.

Zayn Malik, 22, might be headed in a new direction without his mates, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne. If this new report about the “stressed” One Direction singer, he’s exploring his options to get out of the group permanently. Ugh!

Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction For Good — Report

This is heartbreaking to hear, especially for those of you diehard Directioners who are rooting for Zayn to return to the group on March 28. Now, he might never return!

“At the moment he’s convinced he wants out. He is finding it all too much and wants to quit the group,” a source close to Zayn told the Daily Star in a shocking interview.

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Apparently, Zayn has already started talking to lawyers to find out whether or not he can pull out of his commitments with the band. Fortunately for the fans, it’s not looking too good for him right now.

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“His legal team is seeing what the situation is. There is a strong chance he will have to fulfil his commitments and he might change his mind once he’s had time away from the spotlight,” the source continued. “But as it stands he’s not keen to continue.”

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It feels safe to assume that Zayn’s recent troubles causing him to abandon the band during the world tour would really upset their mentor, Simon Cowell, doesn’t it? Interestingly enough, that is simply not the case.

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“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,” a source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “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.”

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Well, it’s definitely nice to hear that Zayn still has his team standing behind him. Hopefully Simon isn’t too upset when he hears the reports that Zayn wants out of the group for good.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Zayn is definitely leaving the group? Would you still be a 1D fan without

— Lauren Cox