Zayn Malik Has Officially Left One Direction
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Today is a sad day for One Direction fans. If they thought there’s a chance Zayn Malik might change his mind, fans are now aware that he has officially left the band. He has been cut from One Direction’s introductory video that plays during their shows, reports The Independent. The band performed Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time without Malik, and heartthrob Harry Styles addressed the supportive crowd, “You have no idea how much we love you right now.”
Despite initially saying that he was leaving the band to lead a normal life, Malik later confirmed in an interview with the Sun that he would focus on his solo career.
“I can’t do this anymore. I’m feeling quite interesting. Let’s say that.”
Billboard magazine reports that Malik had signed with Simon Cowell’s record company Syco as both a One Direction band member and individually, which means that the label has the option to keep him as a solo artist. Keep you fingers crossed!