When you are famous, successful and talented, what could possibly make you have a dramatic lifestyle change?
In a recent interview with Zayn Malik, the former One Direction star revealed the real reason why he left the superstar pop group. Since Malik is nearing his first solo tour for the album Mind of Mine, Glamour magazine asked him about a series of other firsts….including “First time you realized you wanted to break off from 1D and go off on your own?”
Malik’s response: “An alien spoke to me in a dream.”
If he’s not joking, this goes against his previously announced reasons for leaving the band.
Malik initially announced that he was leaving One Direction on March 25, 2015. The band released a statement on Facebook explaining his decision.
“After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year,” the statement read.
Read more to see Zayn Malik’s initial reason for leaving One Direction: