Zayn Malik has quit the remaining On the Road Again tour dates in Asia, due to stress. The One Direction singer will not be joining the boys for their performances in the Philippines and Indonesia because he's flying back home to recover.
A spokesperson for the band said, "Zayn has signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta."
"Zayn finds it tougher than the rest of his band-mates dealing with fame. Having his every movement scrutinized causes great anxiety and the pictures which surfaced with the fan yesterday was the final straw," their source said.
"He did nothing wrong but the amount of criticism he received was simply too much. He needs to get away. The band's management accept he needs some time off so he's been sent home with their blessing."
We hope he feels better! It must be rough to go through all this drama, and we hope he can recover in time to join the rest of the guys on tour.
They seem to be doing their best to continue without him (though who will hit those epic high notes?). Niall Horan posted a photo with their trainer Mark Jarvis in Thailand, showing that the band is continuing their tour as expected and on schedule.
Are you shocked that Zayn backed out of the remaining Asia tour dates? Send him your kind thoughts in the comments!