Zayn Malik, your least favorite member of One Direction if you had to rank them, no offense to Zayn Malik, has quit One Direction's world tour. Uh-oh.
The Daily Mail reports Malik pulled out of a commercial recording in Hong Kong today in order to fly back to the UK "due to the stress of media speculation on his private life." The stress is in response to photos released yesterday that show Malik sort of standing next to a woman who is not his fiancé—a "mystery blonde," you might say.
ZAYN HOLDING HANDS WITH A GIRL TODAY! pic.twitter.com/u2hglJP1OD
— OTRA Updates! (@OTRADaily) March 18, 2015
Zayn responded to the speculation on Twitter yesterday, saying he loves a girl named Perrie Edwards, which is the name of his fiancé:
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
Twenty-two years old and engaged! It's certainly not our place to judge, but if it were my judgment would be: a little too young.
"Zayn has been 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."
Our sincerest condolences to the Zayniacs.
[image via Getty]