Today was a media explosion for both pop-fans and SyCo industries today. The internet seemed to explode when the news broke that Zayn Malik quit One Direction. After signing off of the On The Road Again tour, claiming stress, on March 19th, One Direction released a statement, which you can read below:
3/26 UPDATE #1: Payne speaks out in a twitlonger. You can read his message HERE.
3/28 UPDATE #2: The Sun has Malik as an audio interview guest; many fans are claiming the interview has been tampered with, but that’s all up to you…Listen here.
3/28 UPDATE #3: Malik has been taken out of the tour videos shown throughout each show.
3/29 UPDATE #4: Niall Horan spoke out via Twitter, stating that he is very excited to begin work on the new album. See the tweet here.
3/30 UPDATE #5: Tomlinson has yet to comment on the departure of Malik, although he has responded to producer Naughty Boy, who favorited this video stating that there is some truth behind speculation for the sudden departure. You can read Tomlinson’s responses here and here.
4/1 UPDATE #6: Naughty Boy released Malik’s demo from last year of a track called “I Won’t Mind.”