Zayn Malik on Keeping His Sanity & Quitting One Direction Suddenly

The now solo singer has explained that he just knew he had to quit the band that brought him fame.

Z ayn explains that the decision to leave One Direction happened suddenly. He just got on a plane, went home and left the band without over-thinking the situation. He remembers waiting for his plane to arrive and he felt relaxed in that moment:

“I called my security and I was like, ‘I need to sort out a plane. I want to go home.’ I don’t know how I knew, but I just did. So I chatted with my cousin. Listened to a few songs. Just waited for my plane to come.”

When asked if he’s still in touch with any of the other band members, Zayn reveals that they haven’t really been in touch very much, but he is still in contact with Liam and would like to see him again in the future:

“I’m still probably the closest to Liam. We talk on the phone. He congratulated me on my single, which was nice. I congratulated him on his Brit Award [the group collected the British Video Award for ‘Drag Me Down’]. It was a good chat. We haven’t met up in a long time so we want to meet up… I tried to have contact but nobody’s reached out. So… whatever.”

Now already enjoying a successful solo career, Zayn says that he has been able to keep his sanity over the years by keeping an understanding of the way the media works in his mind:

“You can be in the eye of it if you choose to be or you can let it overwhelm you. See, I’ve kept a bit of my sanity, I know how the media works. Journos gotta earn their money. Paps have got to earn their money. I think that’s why it came across as being mysterious or detached. I just didn’t want to get caught up in something that wasn’t real.”

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

More News

Kourtney Kardashian Talks Paris Robbery: “I Think We’re All Really Still Shaken Up”

Kourtney Kardashian has spoken about the Paris robbery for the first time, explaining that her sister Kim is still not doing well.

Perrie Edwards Confirms Zayn Malik Dumped Her by Text

Perrie Edwards insists her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik did dump her via text message despite what he claims.

Kylie Jenner Denies Having Multiple Cosmetic Surgeries

It's hard to deny Kylie Jenner's dramatic transformation over the last 5 years - but she insists she hasn't had multiple surgeries to alter her appearance.

Chrissy Teigen Says Kim Kardashian is Doing Great After Robbery

Model Chrissy Teigen has been in touch with Kim Kardashian after her terrifying robbery experience.

Kylie Jenner on Her Lips: “It Has Been an Insecurity of Mine All My Life”

Kylie Jenner has explained that she pumped up her lips because no one wanted to kiss her.

Joe Jonas: “I Lost my Virginity to This Girl Named Ashley”

Joe Jonas once ripped apart his roommate's bedroom is search of condoms - so he could lose his virginity.