And then there were four: Zayn leaves 1D tour amid cheating claims

By admin
20 March 2015

Zayn Malik has left the One Direction tour.

The British star is currently performing all over the globe as part of One Direction's fourth tour On the Road Again. However, after recently causing a furore when he was photographed with a mystery woman Zayn - who is engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards - has reportedly been signed off with stress.

"Zayn finds it tougher than the rest of his bandmates dealing with fame. Having his every movement scrutinised causes great anxiety and the pictures which surfaced with the fan yesterday was the final straw," a source told British newspaper The Sun.

'Zayn finds it tougher than the rest of his bandmates dealing with fame'

“He did nothing wrong but the amount of criticism he received was simply too much. He needs to get away. The band’s management accept he needs some time off so he’s been sent home with their blessing.” The 22-year-old will miss three of the band's remaining concerts on the Asian leg of the tour, leaving bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan to perform as a four-piece.

A spokesperson for the band confirmed the news to The Sun.

"Zayn has signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta," they said.

The troubled star is expected to rejoin his bandmates for their show in Joburg on March 28.

Zayn was enjoying a night out in Phuket when he was snapped with his arms around another girl. Many were quick to accuse the singer of cheating, but he took to Twitter to deny any wrongdoing. “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 (sic)," he tweeted.

The publication also reports he pulled out of a planned Coca-Cola commercial shoot in Hong Kong today in order to return to the UK to spend time with his family.

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