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

Thu, March 26, 2015 9:53am EDT by Avery Thompson 2 Comments

Following Harry and Liam’s lead, Louis and Niall broke their silence after Zayn decided to leave One Direction. It’s been a rough couple of days, but Louis and Niall promise their ‘best music’ is yet to come!

Leave it to Louis Tomlinson, 23, and Niall Horan, 21, to put a smile on everyone’s face amidst Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction. The boys spoke out for the first time after the announcement to thank fans for all their support during this trying time and vowed their next album would feature their “best music” ever!

Louis Tomlinson & Niall Horan’s Tweets After Zayn Malik Leaves 1D

Here are Louis and Niall’s first tweets after Zayn officially quit One Direction:

Aw! These two are just the best. It’s great they are staying so positive in the midst of all the Zayn drama. Zayn leaving the band for good must have been so hard for all the boys. However, One Direction must push onward and upward.

We’re super excited and anxious to hear the music they have planned for their next album. It will undoubtedly be their most talked-about album yet. 

Harry Styles and Liam Payne broke their silence just hours before Niall and Louis.

One Direction: Boys Begged Zayn Malik To Stay

Zayn leaving One Direction had been in the works for quite some time. However, the boys tried their best to convince Zayn to stay with the band, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY.

“Harry and his bandmates initially tried to convince him from quitting,” a source told us. “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 Looks Shocked & Sad In First Pics After Leaving One Direction

Quitting the band was the best decision for Zayn, though. The singer did not adapt to the massive fame as well as his bandmates, and it all took a toll on him.

“Zayn felt like he had to quit 1D or he would die,” our source revealed. “He just couldn’t handle everything that came from the insanity of fame and being a huge celebrity,” an insider shared with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.”

HollywoodLifers, what was your reaction to Zayn leaving the band? What do you think of Niall and Harry’s tweets? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson