It is a sad, sad day in the One Direction fandom. Zayn Malik, one fifth of the pop superstar boyband, has confirmed that he is leaving the group for good!
That is the sound of millions and millions of One Direction fans sobbing around the world! After a ton of rampant speculation, One D member Zayn Malik has officially exited the global phenomenon group. The announcement comes just on the heels of Zayn exiting the group’s tour and, obviously, fans around the globe are losing their minds!
Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction
Say it ain’t so!
One Direction fans may have seen this coming, but that doesn’t make it any less upsetting! Zayn is officially leaving One D, and the band plans to continue on without him. Obviously, everyone everywhere is freaking the freak out. Check out some of the reactions from diehard fans!
My first ever One Direction concert is this summer and Zayn won't be there. I will never see the real One Direction concert. ;(
— Pøsh Spice (@brinney12) March 25, 2015
…Zayn Malik is leaving @onedirection and now my life is over.
— Theresa Ianni (@Theresa_Ianni) March 25, 2015
I am currently crying on the subway because Zayn left One Direction 😭😭😭😭😭
— Rebekah Leah (@RebekahAlzate) March 25, 2015
Zayn Malik left One Direction. I wanna cry for the rest of my life, my heart is breaking.
— Raymond Hernandez (@RayyHernandez) March 25, 2015
ITS NOT EVEN ONE DIRECTION ANYMORE
— ëmma (@styls1975) March 25, 2015
PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS SOME SICK EARLY APRIL FOOLS @onedirection
— liz // ilysm niall (@justordinarry) March 25, 2015
I hope they rename the band. It's not One Direction without Zayn.
— stina (@irishippy) March 25, 2015
ONE DIRECTION ISN'T ONE DIRECTION WITHOUT ZAYN
— ♥ H. ♥ (@_ZainsVoice) March 25, 2015
when ur bio teacher asks if ur okay does it look like im okay zayn malik left one direction
— kayla (@supernatrlouis) March 25, 2015
SHES CRYING BECAUSE ZAYN LEFT OHMYGODSKJDD pic.twitter.com/XlqaMKRlHU
— RIP ONE DIRECTION (@haramnormani) March 25, 2015
OKAY IM CRYING SO HARD ZAYN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN MY LIFE
— cash af (@defiantcameron) March 25, 2015
Despite the many fans who would like to believe the news is some twisted joke, it appears to be official. The boys actually released their own statement to their official Facebook page saying, “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.”
Zayn also released his own statement, breaking the news to his millions and millions of fans. “”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.”
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