It was announced last week that Zayn Malik was leaving One Direction's tour.  Today he announced he is leaving the band. Malik said, "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band.  I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right."

One Direction will continue on as a four member band.  For more on the story, click HERE.