It is a dark time for One Direction fans. After 5 years of helping provide music for teenage girls and housewives all over the world Zayn Malik (the hot one) has called it quits from the boyband. Is that the sound of hearts breaking I hear? While the news might be a surprise for some, for others its was only a natural progression.
First Zayn had decided to leave the current One Direction Wold Tour due to “stress” which would have been highly likely a result of rumours regarding his alleged cheating on his current girlfriend, and now he’s released an official statement announcing his decision to quit the group all together. While the short statement doesn’t really give a reason for quitting One Direction he does say “now is the right time” for him to leave the band.
“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22 year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”
Similar to Spice Girls’ choice to continue when Geri Halliwell quit the group in the late 90’s, One Direction has decided to keep calm and carry on, moving forward as a 4-member group saying in an official statement, “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”
Needless to say the Internet… well teenage girls are going crazy with the news breaking down. Just look at this one tweet.
VANESSA JUST CALLED ME CRYING IN SCHOOL SHES IN A BATHROOM STALL CRYING ABOUT HOW ZAYN LEFT SHES CALLING HER MOM TO PICK HER UP I FEEL BAD
— daniella (@whitesidesayee) March 25, 2015
Seriously, if you want a good laugh just look up #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik on Twitter. At first glance you’ll think Malik died lol.
Omg the heartache One Direction fans must be feeling all over the world. Tread lightly on the Internet today. Remember Spice Girls didn’t stick around for that much longer once Geri quit, so something makes me think this just might be be the beginning of the end. One down, four to go.