One Direction's Remaining Members Break Twitter Silence After Zayn Malik's Exit
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan took to social media hours after the news broke.
Following Wednesday's announcement that Zayn Malik is no longer a member of One Direction, the remaining members of the boy band took to Twitter early Thursday to reflect on the shocking news and give thanks to their longtime fans.
The group's Louis Tomlinson promised their "best album" is yet to come.
Been a crazy couple of days but know that we are going to work harder than ever to deliver the best album we've ever made for you guys !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 26, 2015
Your support has been incredible , truly incredible so thank you so much !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 26, 2015
A few hours earlier, Liam Payne posted that he was just happy the day was over.
So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) March 26, 2015
Harry Styles fired off five-and-a-half words, to the tune of 400,000 retweets.
All the love as always. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 26, 2015
Niall Horan thanked fans for their support and promised the lineup change would only spur them to make better music.
Been a mad few days and your support has been incredible as per usual ! This in turn Spurs us on to make the best music we possibly can— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 26, 2015
Put on great shows / tours for you guys. You are the best fans in the world and you deserve nothing less from us!— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 26, 2015
The lads and I arrived in South Africa this morning . We cannot wait to see all you SA fans for the first time and have great shows.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 26, 2015
Malik has not commented yet, with his Twitter handle continuing to read: zaynmalik1D.
"After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction," a note the band posted on Facebook read on Wednesday. "Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year."
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.