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Zayn Malik Exits One Direction World Tour Following Rumors

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One Direction band members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne have proven that they are troopers after continuing on their “On the Road Again” tour minus bandmate Zayn Malik. Malik opted to take time off from the band’s demanding schedule due to stress related issues.

Malik returned to the U.K. to recooperate. The stress-related hardships followed accusations that he had cheated on his fiancee, Little Mix band member Perrie Edwards. Photographs of Malik, showing his hand linked to that of another woman, recently surfaced. The photos led fans and Edwards to doubt Malik’s faithfulness.

The 22-year-old Malik was disheartened at the rumors.

“So many jealous people in this world,” Malik wrote on his Twitter page. “I’m sorry for what it looks like.”

According to some sources, Edwards had swept previous rumors of Malik gallavanting wither other women, but the recent photographs have caused her to doubt the couple’s relationship. There have been reports that the singer’s time away from the boy band was upon Perrie’s orders, but reps have not confirmed nor denied the reports.

Fans at Anastasia Date have heard that the group has divided up covering Malik’s solos during recent performances. One Direction remains scheduled to appear in Manila and Jakarta. The group is scheduled to take a brief break from the road in April or May before returning to the performance scene.

One Direction’s “On the Road Again” tour is set to run through October.

There has been no official word indicating when Malik will return to the tour.