The 22-year-old singer is taking a brief hiatus from the band’s latest On the Road tour. “Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate,” their rep announces. “The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.”
The handsome boybander is expected to return for the band’s March 28 performance in Johannesburg, South Africa when the group embarks upon the next leg of their fourth headlining concert tour.
Malik is exiting the tour just one day after he took to Twitter to deny cheating on fiancée Perrie Edwards after pics of him looking cozy with a blonde in Thailand emerged on Instagram (the two have been engaged since summer 2013).
“I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards,” Zayn posted, with Perrie subsequently retweeting his tweet. “And there’s a lot of jealous f–ks in this world I’m sorry for what it looks like x.”
I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous fucks in this world I’m sorry for what it looks like x
— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015