This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Poor poor baby Zayn!
But when edgy Zayn Malik had to burst off stage about 20 minutes in, it was nooo laughing matter. Especially for him!
We knew he wasn't feeling well but now we know the deets — apparently boo boo got a case of a the tummy icks, as one source says:
"He had been rubbing his tummy throughout proceedings, then suddenly, he took a deep breath and dashed off stage because he felt so unwell. The others were all looking around concerned for a while, then Niall checked with management to see if he was okay. They moved up to take his seat away so it didn't look too weird, while Zayn went back to his hotel to recover."
That's no fun at all. But we wonder what could have caused it??
Here's a thought! Other sources revealed their nocturnal activities the night before, saying:
"The boys had a bit of a late one on their first night. It's their first time in Japan and they were excited to be somewhere new. They made the most of the local drinks to get over their jet lag but were suffering during the press conference."
Karaoke will do that to ya! Ha!
[Image via Louie Angelo/WENN.]