One Direction Breaks Silence on Zayn Malik’s Departure: “We’ll Carry On Stronger Than Ever”

One Direction finally broke their silence about Zayn Malik’s sudden departure from the group. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson spoke to British newspaper The Sun,  discussing the optimistic future of the pop group without Malik.

“All four of us are 100 percent committed to staying in 1D,” Tomlinson stated. Regarding Zayn’s absence, “It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago,” Payne said. “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four-piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”

Harry Styles also confirmed that 1D is working on their next album.”It’s very exciting to be working on our fifth album,” Styles said. “It shows how incredible the fans have been. A huge thank you to them for everything they’ve done for us. All the love to them.”

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