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Harry Styles Begged Zayn Malik Not To Quit One Direction

Wed, March 25, 2015 5:20pm EDT by 51 Comments

Poor Zayn! The now former One Directioner was feeling so overwhelmed with being in the spotlight that he absolutely felt the need to quit the band for the sake of his health. However, he didn’t go without a fight as has learned EXCLUSIVELY that Harry Styles tried his best to convince Zayn to stay.

It’s a sad day for the fandom known as Directioners, but one member of the band gave it his all to try and stop the fab five from turning into the fab four. Harry Styles, 21, did all he could to keep Zayn Malik, 22, from leaving One Direction, but even his best efforts did not succeed. Find out what Harry said to Zayn to try and get him to stay!

Harry Styles’ Reaction: Zayn Malik Leaving Despite Band’s Best Efforts

1D member Zayn Malik has officially left the group, and the internet is in an uproar. What was previously thought to be Zayn’s restful break is now a complete departure! has learned EXCLUSIVELY that Zayn’s mate, Harry Styles, tried to change Zayn’s mind about leaving.

“Harry and his band mates initially tried to convince him from quitting,” a source close to One Direction told “They even begged him to stay because they didn’t want him to make a decision he would regret. But in the end he had to go.”

Despite the band’s best efforts to get Zayn to stay, it was his decision overall, and he chose to go to save his health. We want what’s best for Zayn, but we don’t have to like it. Cue the millions of girls are crying around the world!

One Direction Willing To Welcome Zayn Back In Future

In his official statement, Zayn said: “After five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.”

We support you, Zayn, but we’re still sad about it. However, there may be a silver lining to this after all: in case Zayn ever wants to come back, the 1D boys are willing to accept him with open arms!

“Still, as far as the boys are concerned, Zayn has an open invitation to rejoin the group when he gets his head back on straight,” the source revealed to us EXCLUSIVELY. “He’s a brother to them and they won’t turn their back on him in his time of need. Simon and the record company may have other thoughts but not the boys, they love him.” All together now: Awwww!

HollywoodLifers, are you absolutely devastated about Zayn leaving One Direction? Sound off in the comments below!

— Gabriella Ginsberg