UPDATE 7:51 AM PT: A previous version of this story contained a statement from an Instagram account purporting to be Zayn's sister, Safaa Malik. Despite being reported as real by major outlets, a rep has now confirmed the account to be fake.
Zayn Malik really needs a break.
Obviously, everyone is worried for Zayn after the singer announced on March 19 that he would miss a few stops on the One Direction tour amid rumors of infidelity against his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards.
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As for why Malik is under "a lot of stress," a source explains:
"Zayn is exhausted and just needs a break. Out of everyone of the boys, he's the one who struggles dealing with being in the spotlight the most. He can't cope with the level of scrutiny he gets put under. He's just 22."
We can totally understand why the 1D star would feel overwhelmed… it makes sense!
The source added:
"It all stems from photos that hit yesterday of him with a fan which caused huge problems with his girlfriend, Perrie. The media accused him of cheating and he exploded over it. He's had enough of the constant craziness."
Sheesh, what a stressful situation.
[Image via Instagram.]
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