Zayn Malik has admitted as soon as he quit One Direction, he finally felt in control of his life.
In his first interview since leaving the band, the 22-year-old told The Sun that although the aftermath of leaving had been ‘crazy’ it ultimately felt like the right thing to do.
“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad,” he said. “But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life.
“And I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”
Zayn went on to admit that he stayed with the band for longer than he would have wanted for the sake of other people’s happiness.
“You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness,” he explained.
“And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.
“And basically, I’m only upset (because) I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way.
“That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”
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