Rumors of Zayn Malik returning to One Direction began when the boyband’s website placed the former member’s bio on one of its pages, and their official Facebook page removed the announcement of his departure.
Is Malik really returning or not?
A source who exclusively spoke with HollywoodLife.com seems to have answered such question.
“Zayn is a little miffed that everyone believes he’s going to end up back with 1D,” the source told HollywoodLife.com.
“The speculation bothers him. He left the group because he couldn’t handle the high-profile that came with the band in the end, and he wants to get away from all that.”
In short, if the source is to be believed, Zayn is a bit annoyed with the rumors, and no, he isn’t returning.
The confirmation may come as bad news for the band, though, because it has been reported that they began giving away free tickets for their upcoming On The Road Again tour.
The promotion ran from June 2 to 8, allowing fans to buy two tickets and get two more. A band representive denied the rumors by telling MailOnline, “This promotion was part of the Honda tour sponsorship deal. All artists offer ticket promotions for fans, so there is no story here. One Direction have phenomenally sold over 2 million concert tickets on this tour already.”
Speculations of low ticket sales were accompanied with reports that the band is taking a break after the release of their new album.
But Liam Payne spoke exclusively to OK! Online and said, “We don’t know where it’s come from we’ve got loads of stuff going on.”
“We’ve literally started the process of recording the new album there’s a whole new tour going on and there’s some really great songs.
“I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere for a while.”