After five years of ruling the planet with their talent One direction annoucnes Zayn Malik, one-fifth of teen crazed boy band has unfortunately parted ways with the group.
“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,” said Malik on a facebook statement.
Malik left their world tour shortly before the announcement of his departure because of the amount of stress he was feeling. Malik decides to move on from spotlight and the boys to make a new path for himself and his future.
“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 began. ” 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."
While this news might be shocking and heartbreaking to the millions of dedicated fans around the world, the band will continue to move forward with the foursome and is scheduled to release a fifth album later this year.
You can read the bands full statement on their facebook here.