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Harry Styles & Liam Payne Break Their Silence After Zayn Malik Quits One Direction

Thu, March 26, 2015 8:00am EDT by Avery Thompson 5 Comments

Harry and Liam are speaking out for the very first time after Zayn decided to leave One Direction for good. Click to see what they had to say now!

They couldn’t stay silent forever. Harry Styles, 21, and Liam Payne, 21, were the first members of the remaining One Direction to open up to fans after Zayn Malik, 22, announced he was leaving the band on March 25. Harry and Liam took to Twitter to express their feelings after Zayn’s departure.

Liam Payne & Harry Styles’ Tweets After Zayn Malik Quit 1D

Here’s what Liam and Harry had to say following Zayn’s big announcement:

The past 24 hours have been “strange,” to say the least. Zayn leaving the tour last week was one thing, but quitting the band for good completely devastated 1D fans around the globe. Harry’s tweet was very Harry like. He always keeps his spirits high amidst adversity.

Louis Tomlinson & Niall Horan Speak Out After Zayn Malik Quits One Direction

This must be so hard for Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall. Zayn’s been a part of the band since the beginning. Zayn’s like family. learned EXCLUSIVELY that the boys tried everything to get Zayn to stay with the One Direction. 

Simon Cowell Reassures Heartbroken One Direction Fans: Band Is Still Strong

“Harry and his bandmates initially tried to convince him from quitting,” a source 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.”

Zayn Malik: The Reason Why He Quit One Direction For Good

After Zayn revealed he would no longer be a part of One Direction, everyone was desperate to find out why he decided to quit. found out the answer, and it’s completely heartbreaking and shocking.

“Zayn felt like he had to quit 1D or he would die!” a source revealed to He just couldn’t handle everything that came from the insanity of fame and being a huge celebrity.”

Poor Zayn. We sincerely hope he finds his happiness. We love you, Zayn!

HollywoodLifers, how are you coping with Zayn’s departure from One Direction? Let us know.

— Avery Thompson