Only hours after Zayn Malik announced that he is leaving One Direction his bandmates Harry Styles and Liam Payne posted emotional and loving messages to Twitter. This started a flood of heartbroken messages from fans who have quickly created numerous hashtags like #ByeZayn.
Zayn announced his retirement from 1D on the bands official Facebook page:
“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.”
All the love as always. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 26, 2015
So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) March 26, 2015
Been a crazy couple of days but know that we are going to work harder than ever to deliver the best album we've ever made for you guys !
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 26, 2015