Harry Styles Thinks Way Zayn Left One Direction Is A 'Shame'

4 March 2020, 11:13 | Updated: 4 March 2020, 11:58

Harry Styles speaks about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction
Harry Styles speaks about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction. Picture: Getty Images

Harry Styles has admitted he wished Zayn would have left the band at a better time than in the middle of a One Direction tour

Harry Styles has opened up about Zayn's dramatic exit from One Direction, admitting he wishes the singer left the band in a 'smoother' way and not in the middle of a tour, adding he wishes he would have told the rest of them before making his decision.

Harry Styles Wants To Get Married & Experience A Normal Dating Life

In an extended interview on The Howard Stern radio show, the 26-year-old spoke frankly on a number of matters.

When asked if he was 'angry' when Zayn decided to leave, and if it was something he 'shouldn't have done', Harry replied: "I don't know I can say if it's something he shouldn't have done...'cos I just didn't feel that way... so, it's hard for me to like condemn it, 'cos I don't, especially looking at it now in hindsight the last thing I would have wanted to stay there if he didn't want to be there."

'40 Principales Awards' - Photocall
'40 Principales Awards' - Photocall. Picture: Getty

Asked if he could have handled it better, the 'Adore You' singer said:

"Yeah I think it was a shame, it like was in a tour, if he has come to us and maybe kind of discussed it a little more we might have found a way to do it a little smoother, but ultimately if you don't want to be there, you don't want to be there."

Upon Howard Stern suggesting that Zayn had a commitment to people who had purchased tickets and a duty to be 'professional', Harry agreed with him, saying, "you said it.".

Zayn left 1D in March 2015, with Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam carrying on as a four-piece, including a tour and recording of another album until they announced their hiatus in 2016.

> Download Our App For All The Latest Harry Styles News

  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
  1. 1
    Break Up Song artwork
  2. 2
    Blinding Lights artwork
  3. 3
    Roses (Imanbek Remix) artwork
  4. 4
    Physical artwork
  5. 5
    Dance Monkey (James Scott & Luke Hepworth Remix) artwork
  6. 6
    Stupid Love artwork
  7. 7
    Falling artwork
  8. 8
    Lonely artwork
  9. 9
    Boyfriend artwork
  10. 10
    Supalonely artwork
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
    Tequila artwork
  14. 14
    Before You Go artwork
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
    Intentions artwork
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
    Know Your Worth artwork
  21. 21
    Don't Start Now artwork
  22. 22
    Say So artwork
  23. 23
  24. 24
    Birthday artwork
  25. 25
    Better Off Without You artwork
  26. 26
    The Box artwork
  27. 27
    To Die For artwork
  28. 28
    You Should Be Sad (Tiesto Remix) artwork
  29. 29
    Own It artwork
  30. 30
    What A Man Gotta Do artwork
  31. 31
  32. 32
    Adore You artwork
  33. 33
  34. 34
    CITY OF ANGELS artwork
  35. 35
  36. 36
  37. 37
    React artwork
  38. 38
  39. 39
    No Time To Die artwork
  40. 40
    Memories artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
Visit the site