Yes, you read correctly. After days of speculation, it has now been confirmed that five become four as Zayn departs the band.
The announcement was made less than an hour ago, and already, Zayn and the 1D boys hold half of the World Wide Trending Topics on Twitter.
Read the official statement below…
Zayn had recently been signed off from the One Direction World tour due to stress. He returned to the UK shortly after being forced to defend his relationship with his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. I think we all forget that Zayn is only 22 years old and I’m sure things can all get a little too much at times!
I'm 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x
— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015
Well, we for one are super sad to see you go Zayn. It won’t be the same without you!
*Puts on the 1D album and reminisces on the good times*
It seems like he took the album ‘FOUR’ to heart…! (Sorry, is it too soon for jokes…?)