Zayn Malik reportedly couldn't stand to break the news that he was leaving One Direction, so he did it in a text message! According to Heat magazine, he texted them because he didn't want them to talk him out of his decision.
"He texted the boys and then announced it. I don't think he wanted anyone to be able to talk him out of it," their source said.
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We know how much he cares about the rest of the guys in the group, so we're kind of shocked that he'd drop big news without a phone call. But it also must have been hard to talk to them about it since it was such a big decision. He was even missing out on a major bonus by turning his back on the boy band life.
"There was a massive loyalty bonus for each member if they all fulfilled the record deal. But Zayn didn't even want the money," their source added.
"All he ever wanted to do was buy his mum a new house — and he's done that, so there was no incentive for him to finish the tour, let alone make a fifth album only to spend another six months on the road."
It sounds like he really had his mind made up!
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