Big news, One Direction fans. Zayn Malik has called it quits and is officially leaving the band.
Malik, who is 22 years old, has been in the band for the past five years.
The band will continue to create music and tour as a four-man outfit. Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson will all remain in the band.
Zayn issued a statement saying,
Only time will tell how Zayn's departure affects the band's chemistry and musical output.
For now, the band members all wish Zayn well. They released their own statement saying,
It's unclear why Zayn has made this decision, but it seems he has been under a great deal of emotional stress after he was accused of cheating on his fiancèe.
I have a feeling he's going to regret this one when it's all said and done.