Member of One Direction Zayn Malik will take a break and will not join his band’s world tour. According to Billboard, Malik went back to his home in UK while the four members will carry out their performance in Manila and Jakarta. The report did not say when he will comeback.
According to Malik’s rep, the singer “has been signed off with stress.” The news follows a scandal surrounding a photo of the 22-year-old holding hands with a girl other than his fiancée Perrie Edwards of Little Mix. He responded to the rumors on Twitter Wednesday night by declaring his love for Edwards.
This is not the first time for One Direction had to perform without him. In November, he was not able to perform with the group on the Today show because of a stomach issue. Host Matt Lauer asked the band if it was linked to substance abuse, both the band and Malik have denied these claims.