Zayn Malik won't leave the music industry forever, predicts Sinitta

Published Thursday, Mar 26 2015, 17:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Sinitta has said she doesn't think Zayn Malik will leave the music industry.

The 22-year-old shocked us all yesterday when he dramatically announced he had quit One Direction midway through their world tour, choosing to walk away from global success and fame in order to live a quiet life.

But Sinitta has suggested this won't be the last we see of him...

Zayn Malik at the BBC Music Awards 2014 held at Earls Court - Arrivals
London, United Kingdom

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Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, she predicted Zayn will take some time out to relax and spend time with fiancee Perrie Edwards of Little Mix before launching a new career.

"[It will be a] big adjustment but he's still extremely wealthy so it's not like he's going to suddenly lose all the luxury and the excitement," she said.

"Also Perrie is still in the biggest girl band in the world so he'll, I think, probably get a balance. I don't think he'll leave the industry forever but I think he'll take some time out, regroup, be a normal boy, like he said, for a few years.

"He's so talented, he's a talented songwriter, he's a brilliant vocalist. I think he'll take time and then come back and he will miss it but at 22 how great to be able to say, 'I want to start my life how I want to now'."

Zayn released a statement yesterday explaining his decision.

"My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.

"I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."

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