Zayn Malik Quits One Direction

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik quits One Direction days before South Africa tour. Malik who left the group’s world tour last week due to stress has announced that he is leaving the band to lead a normal life out of the spotlight.

Zayn Malik who is engaged to Perrie Edwards of Little Mix dropped out of One Direction’s Asian tour when pictures were published showing him partying with another woman in Thailand. The 22 year old singer said that after five years with One Direction he feels like it is the right time for him to leave the band. He also said he would like to apologise  to the fans if he has let anyone down but he has to do what he feels to be right in his heart.

One Direction who are currently on tour are due to perform in South Africa in three days. They have sold more the 50 million records and had 91 number one hits globally. It is sad to see Malik leave at such a time but the four remaining members have reassured the fans that their world tour and recording of fifth album will still go ahead.

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