Our hearts are with Zayn Malik this evening after it was announced he will be leaving the current US tour to fly home and be with his family, after hearing that a close family relative had died.
Harry Styles tweeted earlier today: “Zayn has suffered a loss in his family & has had to go home for a few days so won’t be at our next shows in the US… Our thoughts are with him and his family at this sad time.”
Within minutes of Harry’s tweet, Twitter was awash with sympathy for Zayn, and a trending topic #StayStrongZayn made the top lists.
Currently it’s unclear how long Zayn will be gone for and whether he will be flying back, but we hope his family all pulls together at this tough time.
Zayn is yet to comment on the loss, but earlier retweeted a fan’s message: “God has no Phone, but I talk to him. He has no Facebook, but he is still my friend. He does not have a twitter, but I still follow him.”
Zayn, take time to grieve naturally, and don’t rush back too soon. The rest of One Direction will be waiting for you with open arms, and the Directioner family offers you their every sympathy.