If it didn't feel real before, it might start to sink it now...
Zayn Malik has been officially cut from One Direction's introductory video montage that plays during the band's concerts, according to The Independent. The boys performed for the first time Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa, without Malik, where fans got a glimpse of what life would be like without him in 1D.
Heartthrob Harry Styles told the crowd, "You have no idea how much we love you right now." Fellow bandmates Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have reportedly taken over during Malik's solos. Although he first said he was leaving the band to live life as "a normal 22-year-old," he later said in an interview with The Sun that he's already working on solo music.
"I can't do this anymore," he said. "I'm feeling quite interesting," Malik told the U.K. publication. "Let's say that."