Yup, it’s official: One Direction must go on as a four-piece act.
After opting to exclude himself from the last two legs of their current tour, Zayn delivers this shocking news via the band’s Facebook page.
“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,” he says.
Of course, his now-former bandmates only have good things to wish for him, though no one can deny that this has been a long time coming.
What do you feel, peeps?
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