Sorry Directioners, but Zayn Malik is on a time out.
Zayn Malik has sensationally quit the One Direction tour due to stress. The One Direction band member pulled out of a commercial recording in Hong Kong on 19th March (Thursday) so he could fly back to United Kingdom to be with his family.
Malik’s trip back to the UK also means that One Direction will perform their next few concert dates without him.
According to a rep from the band:
Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the U.K. to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.
News of Malik quitting the tour comes after pictures of Malik with a girl that wasn’t his fiancee appeared online.
However, the One Direction member has denied any wrongdoing and has even taken to Twitter to share his thoughts:
I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous fucks in this world I’m sorry for what it looks like x
— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015
The U.K’s Mirror reports that Malik hopes to rejoin the band for their South African tour on 28th March (Saturday).