So we know this is like the billionth time we’ve typed Zayn’s name within the last week but the dude has a LOT going on in his life right now. And obz we have to fill you in on every little detail.
We were NOT ready for this bombshell though.
Zayn has “signed off’ from One Direction’s On The Road tour due to stress and plans to return to the UK to spend time with his family.
Hmm we wonder if the rumours of him cheating on Perrie Edwards in Thailand had anything to do with his decision to leave?!
Don’t goooo Zayn! Who will stand there looking all brooding and smouldering on stage? Yeah sure, the other four can hold down the fort temporarily but the show (and us!) will seriously miss his onstage swag.
According to The Sun, Zayn needs to take some time out to get back on track with his life.
"Zayn finds it tougher than the rest of his band-mates dealing with fame. Having his every movement scrutinised causes great anxiety and the pictures which surfaced with the fan yesterday was the final straw,’ a source told the publication.
"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."
And just in case you were hoping it was all just some made-up rumour, official spokespeople for the band have confirmed the news.
"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."
NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.
We’re pretty sure this is how each of the members took the news:
Niall. CAN'T EVEN.
Louis: It's all just a joke, right!?
Liam - obviously he's emotional on the inside because we couldn't track down a recent pic of him getting teary. But we imagine he reacted like this behind closed doors.
And our reaction? Zayn's face says it all:
At the end of the day, if this is what Zayn needs to do to get his health back on track then we're glad he's taking the time out.
God speed, Zayn. God speed.