Malik said: “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,” he added.
One Direction will continue their world tour as a four piece and record a fifth album later this year.
Amid all sorts of gossips and outburst of feelings his fans and critics are all in a shock by his decision of leaving the group.
One of the fan was of the view that some rumor made Zayn to leave the group. So he may come back.
A STUPID RUMOR WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ZAYN TO LEAVE THE BAND I KNOW HE’S STRONGER THAN THIS