Zayn Malik Speaks Out After Quitting 1D: "I Only Ever Tried To Do It For The Fans"
The former boyband member has given his first interview since he parted ways with the group...
Just hours after the news broke, Zayn told The Sun: "I can't do this anymore."
"It is crazy and wild and a bit mad but, at the same time, I've never felt more in control in my life" he admitted.
"I feel like I'm doing what's right, right by myself and right by the boys."
While it may be hard for Directioners to hear that Zayn hadn't been enjoying the band for a while:
"You know, I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness...And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them."
"I'm only upset (because) I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. It's not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it's just that I just can't do that anymore because it's not real to me."
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As for whether this situation is similar to when Robbie Williams quit Take That, he said: " I feel it's been a bit different to when other bands have broken up."
"My band has been really supportive. They understand that, you know, it's not real to me anymore."
As for what he's up to now?
"I'm just going to chill man...I'm just going to be me for a while."
While his answer to whether he'll ever return to 1D proves interesting, as he says: “I don’t think I can really answer that really. I don’t know.”