Zayn Malik Quits One Direction, Wants a Normal Life
One Direction’s official Facebook page posted a statement confirming that Zayn Malik is leaving the boy band.
After five years of extraordinary fame and love from his fans, Zayn Malik has decided to quit the band. He states that now is the right time and he wants to live his life as a normal person.
Malik said in a statement, “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.”
He further adds:
“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.”
Although Malik is officially off the band, he has made friends for a lifetime. They are all supporting him and letting him go in good spirit. “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,” says the 22-year-old singer.
Simon Cowell says, “I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him.
I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”
One Direction boy band will now continue as a four-piece. However, Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis are sad about Zayn Malik leaving they wish the best for his future.
“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.”
Malik recently backed off from his world tour because of ‘stress’ as his relationship with fiancée Perrie Edwards from Little Mix was shaky. Maybe the reason for Malik quitting is his relationship.