Zayn Malik has announced that he is leaving the boy band One Direction because of stress. The four other members of the band will continue without him.


Last week Zayn walked away from  their World Tour. He was signed off by a doctor with stress.  He said on Twitter that he is leaving because he wants to be a normal 22 year old who is able to relax and have some private time.

One Direction was discovered on the TV talent show X Factor in 2010. The other members understand why he is leaving and will produce their 5th album as a four-piece.

Vocabulary: check the meaning of these words here. to walk away from  (phrasal verb), to be signed off (phrasal verb), stress (n), to be able to (phrasal verb), talent show (n), four-piece (n).

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