In light of the recent rumours of him cheating on his fiancée, Zayn Malik decided to take a break for a while. However, this meant his cutting off his appearance in some of One Direction’s performances for their on-going concert tour!
In a tweet posted by One Direction’s UK representative Simon Jones, he confirmed that Zayn Malik will not be joining the other members of the boy band in their upcoming performances in Manila, Philippines and Jakarta, Indonesia for their ‘On the Road Again’ world tour. Though he didn’t give further details regarding the matter, Jones cited that Malik will be taking a break from the tour for a while because of stress.
The ‘stress’ Malik is feeling may be connected to the cheating rumours between him and his fiancée Perrie Edwards. This is in relation to Malik being spotted holding hands and taking photos with a girl named Lauren Richardson in Phuket, Thailand. Though it is strongly believed that Richardson is merely a fan who asked for a photo with him, Malik and Richardson were both bashed for the alleged cheating.
According to a source interviewed by The Sun, as cited by Perez Hilton, unlike his band mates, Malik finds it more difficult to adjust to their fame. This includes having his photos taken from seemingly everywhere and his actions spotted on, which apparently make him greatly nervous. And the recent photo of him and his fan widely being believed to be of him cheating on Edwards topped it all. “He did nothing wrong but the amount of criticism he received was simply too much. He needs to get away,” the source added.
With his leaving the concert tour for a while, Malik will not be joining in the latter part of the Asian leg of their tour. However, he is expected to join them for their performance next Saturday, March 28 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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