Hey, Zayniacs. Having a good day? Feeling refreshed and remaining positive about the future of One Direction, despite Zayn Malik's recent decision to take time off in order to recuperate from stress brought on by the media? I think you might need to sit down.

Zayn has decided to officially leave the group. NOOOOO.

BBC News Beat reports that One Direction will continue as a four piece. If I'm being frank, they will be better off without all this drama. Malik's statement about his departure is via BBC:

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 apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right."

The rest of the group said that they are "really sad" to see Zayn go, but that they "respect his decision and wish him all our love for the future." Have fun in your future, Zayn. You're only 22. You have a whole life to live.

The fans? The Directioners? The Zayniacs? What say them about this?

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