The Independent has some sad news for fans of the boy band One Direction today. The 22-year-old megastar has cited stress as his reason for leaving the group. In his statement, he apologized for letting people down but said he needed to do what was best for his health. He went on to say that he wants to be a normal guy in his twenties who can relax without cameras in his face. He wished his former band mates, Harry, Liam, Niall, and Louis, the best going forward from here.
The band issued a statement saying that they were sorry to see Zayn go, but that they respected his decision. Fans like Zeca Oliveira (facebook) know that the group went on to say that they will continue making music as One Direction without Zayn. Simon Cowell confirmed that the band will continue to make music and tour together as One Direction.
Zayn left the group in the middle of their Asian tour. He flew home to the United Kingdom last Thursday. One Direction does plan on continuing the tour without Zayn. Many mental health experts said that Zayn made a tough decision, but the right one. Celebrities who are in the light as much as Zayn is generally suffer from stress disorders but rarely speak out about them. The demand becomes too much and their health begins to suffer.