Zayn Malik: 'One Direction Was Hard In Beginning'
He says leaving home as a teen to become a pop star was a strain...
One Directionstar Zayn Malik has revealed that he found it hard to be in the boy band at the start of their pop career.
The 20-year-old told the Daily Mail's Event magazine that leaving home to join the group had been a wrench.
"I definitely found it pretty hard to begin with," he confessed.
"None of us really knew each other that well and none of us was really prepared. We were thrown in it together.
"We went through the same things. Our mums crying when we left home because they weren't prepared either. I found it pretty hard at first."
But he said the boys soon relaxed as they realised that they were not the only ones feeling the strain.
"You realise everyone is in the same boat," he explained.
"None of us knew what we were doing. You can't take yourself too seriously, and you all start to relax into being who you are.
"I can't imagine how hard it would be to do this on your own – if you weren’t in a band."
Zayn is reportedly trying to book Journey for his wedding to Perrie Edwards.