Less than 24 hours after the news hit that he was leaving One Direction, Zayn hit the recording studio and spoke to The Sun newspaper to say his plan was 'To be myself for a bit. Write and relax and chill.'
He added, 'I've never felt more in control of my life. You know, I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people's happiness. And that was mainly the fans'. Zayn went onto speak praise on his Little Mix fiancee Perrie Edwards, stating she had been 'alright' about his decision and that she was a 'good girl'
Zayn Malik broke the hearts of millions of fans around the world with the release of his official statement to leave the band on Wednesday afternoon :
'My life with One Direction has been more than I could have ever 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. 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'
The news comes after Zayn announced he was taking a break from the band's worldwide stadium tour due to 'stress' earlier last week.
Zayn took to his Twitter account to speak out after the cheating allegations hit the web, tweeting "I'm 22 years old...I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous f**ks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x"
Don't worry 1D fandom, we're just as heartbroken as you are...
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