A source close to the situation explained:
Is One Direction turning into a barbershop quartet?!
Is Zayn Malik leaving his boyband brethren behind because he's too embarrassed to continue on after the whole cheating-with-a-stripper scandal?!
Even though Zayn and his scorned ladylove Perrie Edwards seem to be as snuggly as ever after an Australian waitress/stripper claimed she had had SEX with Zayn while his Little Mix lady was on tour, the heartthrob is reportedly having a realllllly hard time with his excessive fame…
And some are starting to worry he might quit the band!
"There is growing concern among the bosses that Zayn is on the brink at the moment…He feels that the last six months have been his toughest in the band yet.
Even before the cheating scandal, Zayn was steering clear of nights out with his bandmates and sometimes would skip media events. He has been quite low at several points when being away for key family celebrations. But his pals have cheered him up. People forget he is the shyest member. Naturally, he likes the adoration and his day job, but he is battling to cope with the pressure which comes with it.
Zayn feels that being caught out with Courtney has made the band look bad, and is still worried about how bosses will react in the long run."
Aww poor Zayn!
We just imagine Simon Cowell is FREAKING out over the prospect of losing one of his money-making golden boys!
An OFFICIAL rep for the band has responded to the rumor that Zayn might quit!!
SO… IS he?!
The rep states:
"It's completely untrue, Zayn isn't leaving the band."
But hey, that still doesn't mean he's not considering it!
Stick with it Zayn! The fame game is a bitch to play, but think about the benefits!
And maybe try to avoid letting sexy ladies in your bed while your girlfriend is away… or at least make sure they don't have a camera phone nearby!