‘Not another minute’: Zayn on the EXACT moment he chose to quit 1D

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Teenage girls all over the world went into mourning in March of last year, when Zayn Malik quit One Direction, but the decision appears to have been an easy one for him to make.

The 23-year-old has opened up about the exact moment when he knew it was time to leave the band, right before a concert in Hong Kong.

Recalling his thoughts on the night, in his new self-titled autobiography, Zayn wrote: “The memory of that night is kind of a blur. I was in f***ing bits, but I finally came to the realisation [of] something I already knew deep down, and had known for a long time: I was leaving the band and going home.”

“I wasn’t going to spend another minute doing something which made me ill and which I no longer believed in,” he added.

It’s clear that Zayn was going through a lot behind the scenes, with the Mind of Mine singer recently shedding light on his battles with anxiety and an eating disorder during his band days.

Of course, Zayn has gone on to enjoy incredible success as a solo artist, becoming the first British male artist to debut at number one in the UK and US with Pillowtalk.

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