Celebrities try to avoid press conferences at the best of times. They are tedious and boring for the artists, especially after they have probably answered all the questions hundreds of times beforehand.
Girls Aloud went ten years without a press conference, so it’s no surprise that celebs want to bail on them early. But it was a little bit awkward when the Zaynster left a press conference in Japan only 20 minutes in…leaving the other four to fend off reporters.
The official reason for him departing was said to be jet lag and a minor cold after the long haul flight into Tokyo, so if he was feeling a bit rough we’ll let him off.
Unfortunately it only fuels the rumours that Zayn is struggling with fame and is more detached from the rest of the group.
At the conference Harry boasted about loving his time in Japan so far:
“I think the whole country is very beautiful and the girls are very pretty. And everyone dresses really well.”
A source also said:
“The boys had a bit of a late one on their first night. It’s their first time in Japan and they were excited to be somewhere new.”
“They made the most of the local drinks to get over their jet lag but were suffering during the press conference.”
Zayn does look a bit raggedy in the pic above, but these things happen when you have a few beverages before work!