One Direction's Zayn Malik Returns To Twitter: "I Am Back"

23 August 2012, 11:16 | Updated: 23 August 2012, 11:24

The 'One Thing' star makes his comeback on the eve of the band's "big announcement", saying he's missed fans.

One Direction's Zayn Malik has returned to Twitter – just over 24 hours after saying he was deleting his account because of "abuse" from fans.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer re-instated his account today (23rd August), much to the delight of his five millions followers.

He wrote: "Sorry, I was getting some abuse on twitter but I dont want to let my fans down. So I am back!! :) x."

Zayn also re-tweeted a series of messages from fans who were excited about his return, before wishing good luck to people getting their GCSE results today – and reiterating his delight in being back on Twitter.

He wrote: "Just found out that GCSE results day is today, not last week aha. Hope you all did well, good luck if you havnt found out yet :) x.

"And thanks for all your messages of support. I really do love all you guys, your support never ceases 2 amaze me xxx."

The 'One Thing' star had told his followers earlier this week that he was leaving because he was "sick" of the nasty messages he was being sent.

Zayn Malik had deleted his account, but returned today telling his followers he didn't want to let them down:

Zayne Malik

Zayn's return to Twitter comes on the same day that One Direction have promised to make a "big announcement".

The group have been working on their new album in recent months – sparking speculation that they could be set to announce details about new music.