Bradford-born singer Zayn Malik has left One Direction. Fans of the band have been tweeting their reaction.
@zaynmalik im not gunna say I won't miss you but im glad that you're putting yourself first. :) it's not gunna be the same without you.
One Direction have posted a statement on their official Facebook page today, confirming the departure of band mate Zayn Malik.
The statement said that "after five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave" but that the other four members would continue as a band without him.
"We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future.
"The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends.
"The four of us will now continue. We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."
Zayn Malik has left One Direction, according to a statement released by the band today.
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