Zayn Malik has officially broken his silence for the first time since it was announced that he was leaving One Direction. Although many Directioners have been stifling their tears as they listen to his angelic voice hit those impressive high notes in "You & I" on repeat — we may have been doing this too — we can now find some comfort in Zayn's decision. He let us know that although this choice wasn't easy, it is the right thing for him to do.
"It is crazy and wild and a bit mad. But at the same time, I've never felt more control in my life," Zayn said in a new interview with The Sun. "And I feel like I'm doing what's right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good."
It's nice to know that Zayn is being true to himself! He also spoke about his time in the group and how he didn't always feel like it was a right fit for him.
"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," Zayn added. "I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them."
The fact that Zayn hasn't been happy for quite some time and yet he stuck with it just for fans is kind of amazing. We commend him for pushing his feelings aside for the sake of the fans and the band, but now he is finally putting his own needs first, which is most important. Zayn has our utmost respect!
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