Zayn Malik second from right quits Asia tour
Zayn Malik has left a highly anticipated One Direction tour of Asia and has returned to the UK after being signed off with stress.
“Zayn has been 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,” a statement said.
The star declared his love for his fiancee, Little Mix star Perrie Edwards on Wednesday after photos emerged of him with his arm around another woman.
It shows Malik with his arm around the bare stomach of a woman in a cropped top. The picture, which has been widely shared and published online, and their
hands and arms look like they’re linked.
Malik told his Twitter followers on Wednesday: “I’m 22 years old ... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous ****s in this world
I’m sorry for what it looks like x.”
Malik along with Louis Tomlinson had faced losing more than £3,000 each if they were caught using, or promoting, illegal drugs in Manila.
The move follows a video which appeared last year of them both smoking what they called “a joint” in Peru.
Possession of a small amount of cannabis is not illegal there.