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One Direction’s Zayn Malik leaves band’s world tour due to ‘stress’

One Direction’s Zayn Malik (center) is taking time off from the band’s world tour due to “stress,” a rep for the band said.
One Direction’s Zayn Malik (center) is taking time off from the band’s world tour due to “stress,” a rep for the band said. File photo

Life is rough for a 22-year-old pop star, especially amid a possible cheating scandal.

One Direction’s Zayn Malik returned to the UK this week while the remaining band members stayed in Manila and Jakarta to continue their world tour.

According to The Rolling Stone, a rep for Malik said he was “signed off with stress.”

Malik’s exit followed rumors that he cheated on his fiancèe, Perrie Edwards, after he was supposedly spotted holding hands with another girl.

Here’s the photo that started the speculation:

“I’m 22 years old,” Malik said Wednesday on Twitter. “I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. There’s a lot of jealous f---- in this world I’m sorry for what it looks like.”

Fans of the group used the hashtag #HaveagoodrestZayn to show support for the singer.

One Direction will bring their tour to Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium July 28.

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