by JOCELYN VALENZUELA
March 25, heart throbbing singer, Zayn Malik, announced publicly that he would be leaving One Direction.
“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 apologize 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.” Zayn said.
After five long years, One Direction is no longer One Direction without Zayn.
“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.” the rest of the band said.
Niall, Harry and Louis will continue on as a four-piece on their upcoming world tour and recording of their fifth album due to come out later this year.