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Zayn Malik’s bizarre claim: Aliens told him to leave One Direction

14 July 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – It has been more than a year since Zayn Malik has left the boy band One Direction and now he claims that aliens were the reason why he left.

The 23-year-old was interviewed b Glamour magazine and he shared, “An alien spoke to me in a dream.” He did not expand on the details about his dream but was the reason why he contemplated on departing from the group. Malik also did not talk about what exactly did the alien told him in the dream that convinced him to leave One Direction.

In the past months since his March 2015 departure from One Direction, Malik talked about the other reasons why he left the band. He said that his musical creativity has not been explored when he was with One Direction and that he felt like he was not able to show his true self. He also said that he was limited with what he could write and sing for One Direction.

The alien story of Malik came weeks after he has admitted that he has been battling anxiety. The anxiety was so bad that he had to cancel his solo performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in London.

As for his first solo tour, Malik told Glamour magazine about the other firsts in his life. He shared that his first crush are actually Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen. Malik’s “Mind of Mine” tour marks the first ever solo musical journey of the boyfriend of Gigi Hadid . He also shared that the first thing he does before any performance is to pay homage to Bob Marley. Malik also revealed that the person he calls or texts when he wakes up in the morning is his mother.