If we’re honest, we were 100% hoping that we’d wake up this morning and realise that Zayn Malik quitting One Direction was all just a horrific nightmare we were having and that everything was still hunky dory.
Alas, it’s all very much a thing that’s actually really happening, and we’re actually really still crying snotty tears onto our laptop keyboards, in a similar fashion to how Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson cried on stage in Jakarta.
JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT OUR HEARTS COULDN’T BREAK ANYMORE.
In case you somehow missed it (we highly, highly doubt it), it was officially confirmed yesterday than the 22-year-old Bradford bad boi was leaving 1D behind because he just wanted to live a normal 22-year-old’s life.
As devastating, heart-breaking and generally just sob-inducing as the news was, we absolutely respect his decision and are super proud of him for having the guts to speak out and admit that he isn’t coping.
We’ll always, ALWAYS love you, Zayn.
As will his bandmates, two of whom actually broke down in tears on stage in Jakarta whilst performing without their single-strand-of-hair-owning pal.
Performing on stage as part of a four-piece (that still really hurts to type), Hazza and Louis were both apparently seen crying on-stage before the heartbreaking news was announced.
Sadly, there’s no video evidence of Louis breaking our hearts one tear at a time, but fans were quick to tweet about it, with one user writing: “IS THAT WHY LOUIS WAS CRYING AT THE JAKARTA SHOW.”
There is, however, video evidence of Harry destroying us with his emotion.
Right, how do we go about wrapping him (and the rest of them, INCLUDING Zayn) up in a big fluffy blanket for a bear hug please and thanks?
Although some reckon they were crying at the awesome ‘THANK YOU’ message the crowd had spelled out and others say he actually got hit in the eye by a flying object (need us to kiss it better, love?), others believe they were crying because they already knew about Zayn’s departure.
If that isn’t the definition of the heart-breaking emoji, we don’t know what is.
Also this happened, and we don’t know how to feel.
The boys have been pretty quiet since the news broke (understandably), but Harry and Liam have both recently broken their silence on Twitter.
Harry tweeted: “All the love as always. H,” whilst Liam said: “So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours.”
It’s probably best just to not ask us anything other than ‘would you like a cup of tea?’ today because quite frankly, we’re still trying to process this news.
Always in our hearts, Zayn. And the rest of the boys, of course.
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