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Liam Payne: One Direction Is ‘Bigger’ Than Just Zayn Malik

Thu, March 26, 2015 5:05pm EDT by Lauren Cox 7 Comments

Don’t worry, Directions — the group is going to be just fine without Zayn Malik. Liam Payne wrote a touching message to the fans on Twitter to let them know just that, and that there is ‘more to come’ from 1D.

Liam Payne, 21, is known as the bold voice of One Direction. He doesn’t like to hold back, and he definitely didn’t try to do that after his friend and group mate, Zayn Malik, 22, confirmed he was leaving 1D for good. Not only is Liam positive that that he and Zayn will be friends for life, but he also begs for the fans to keep their faith in the group as they continue on without him. Aw!

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It’s okay to be sad about Zayn’s departure, Directioners, and Liam decided to let you know that by posting a lengthy Twitlonger about the group’s current situation.

“For the past five years now I’ve been part of something so special I don’t think any of us really understand,” Liam wrote on Thursday, March 26. “Something that can mean the world to people and put a smile on the face of our fans even in the darkest times.”

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But, that was only the beginning of Liam’s heartfelt message to the devastated Directioners all over the world.

Here’s the rest of Liam’s message:

“To a lot of people it’s just a bunch of silly kids in a band but to the people involved it means so much more. This last week has been some of the worst times, possibly the worst it’s something we are all deeply saddened by. It’s sad to think for the time being we won’t grace the stage as five bros or have the same fun on a tour bus or laughs in a hotel together that we have over the years but I’m super sure us and zayn will always remain the closest friends. I guess what I’m really trying to say is it’s far from over. When we very 1st became successful we all agreed that one direction had become much bigger than each individual member that’s why I feel like right now it’s ok to be sad and upset but I do ask everyone who is a fan of us to please keep ur faith in us I’m sure there’s a lot more to come all love Liam.”

Although all members of the group have spoken out on social media about Zayn’s departure, Liam’s message is by far the most thorough and reassuring one fans have seen yet.

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Obviously, he truly cares about the Directioners and wants to make sure they know he and the rest of the guys are in this for the long run — with or without Zayn.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think One Direction can survive without Zayn? Should they continue recording? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox