This Is The Out Of This World Reason Why Zayn Malik Quit 1D

by : Tom Percival on : 13 Jul 2016 11:53

Former One Direction singer and professional pouter Zayn Malik has revealed the out of this world reason behind why he quit the popular boy band.

It wasn’t musical differences that forced Zayn out of the famous five piece, instead it was a visit from an extra-terrestrial in a dream that convinced him to go solo, The Sun reports.


These visitors clearly had his best interests at heart though as Zayn has enjoyed massive success since leaving 1D with both his debut single and album, Mind of Mine, going all the way to number one.

pbh_031_0401.0064LC2Universal Pictures

The singer’s decision to leave 1D stunned ‘Directioners’ the world over and revealed that the group was far from the cohesive band that the ‘Dark Lord of Music’ Simon Cowell made them out to be.

Zayn also mentioned he was disappointed that the remaining 1D members, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, didn’t reach out to him when he left, although he did admit that he’d spoken to Liam briefly when the group won a Brit award.

BBC Music Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsGetty

Interestingly, Zayn is far from the first pop-star to be visited by aliens – back in 2008 Millennium singer Robbie Williams confessed to being visited by little green men.

Maybe these aliens are just super keen autograph hunters?

Most Read StoriesMost Read


Woman Starts To Drive Over Insulate Britain Protesters In Shocking Video

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Music


The Sun
  1. The Sun

    Zayn Malik claims ALIENS told him to leave One Direction