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Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Look Back At His Best Moments With The Band

Wed, March 25, 2015 1:29pm EDT by 4 Comments

The time has come for Zayn Malik to move on from the boys of One Direction after five amazing years. While you are sitting at your computer sobbing, take some time to remember the good ol’ days when all was right with the boy band. Click to see Zayn’s earlier 1D days.

Zayn Malik, 22, has decided to leave the chart-topping famous boy band, One Direction and take his talents elsewhere. Now, of course we are all devastated, but thankfully these pictures are slowly filling the void in our hearts.

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Look Back At His Pictures With 1D

We’re really going to miss Zayn and his luxurious hair rock out on stage with the boys of 1D.

Zayn Malik Officially Leaves One Direction: Apologizes To Fans

Yes, it hasn’t been all peaches and cream these last few days for Zayn, seeing that he’s dealing with cheating rumors. So, hopefully his decision to leave his bandmates for good, will help him make things right with his fiancé Perrie Edwards, 21. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, he  left the Asian leg of 1D’s world tour in an attempt to patch things up with Perrie.

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction: Simon Cowell ‘Sorry’ To See Him Go

Zayn Has Officially Left One Direction — Statement

If you’ve missed the actual heartbreaking statement, it reads as followed:

“After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year,” One Direction’s official Facebook posted.

Zayn added: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, 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. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Fans In Tears Around The World

The remaining band members Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson wrote: “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”

Simon Cowell, gave a statement as well, “I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”

HollywoodLifers — do you think Zayn made a VERY big mistake by leaving One Direction? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Brittany King