Zayn Malik’s little cousin is desperately ill, and her family is praying for her recovery. Arshiya Malik underwent surgery for a brain tumor late last week, and she is fighting for her life as doctors struggle to save her. Now Zayn Malik and his family have to deal with a cruel online death hoax.
On Sunday, someone on Twitter started #RIP Arshiya, which quickly began trending worldwide. However, Arshiya is not dead. This appears to be a sad death hoax, according to Epoch Times. Neither Zayn Malik nor any members of his family have reported that Arshiya Malik is dead, even though another of Zayn Malik’s cousins has been posting regular updates and prayer requests online throughout the little girl’s ordeal.
Just wanna thank you all for praying for my cousin! Her operation was successful & she is a lot better. Won’t know 100% till tmrrw but ty <3
— Aaroosa Malik (@Aaroosa_M) August 5, 2014
Aaroosa Malik posted this encouraging news on Instragram after Arshiya’s brain surgery earlier this month:
“Good news about Arshiya today! Doctors are sayin she seems to be tryin to breathe on her own & some stem cells are still active mashallah!” — Aaroosa Malik (@Aaroosa_M) August 8, 2014
On Sunday, the same day that #RIP Arshiya became the top trending hashtag on Twitter, Zayn Malik’s cousin Aaroosa posted another message about the little girl’s condition. The message was posted around noon.
“Theres no change in Arshiya’s condition however she’s still with us mashallah. Please keep praying & inshallah Allah will accept them <3” — Aaroosa Malik (@Aaroosa_M) August 10, 2014
Later that day, Aaroosa reiterated the same message. Arshiya Malik is not dead.
Arshiya is still with us Alhamdullilah! Please don’t assume until someone has confirmed it. — Aaroosa Malik (@Aaroosa_M) August 10, 2014
Daily Star reported that Arshiya Malik is surrounded by family at Leeds General Infirmary. Doctors there have given up hope of saving her, and her family is praying that a doctor or other medical personnel will hear their online pleas for help and contact them. Aaroosa Malik took to Instagram to voice her plea.
“Doctors have given up on Arshiya but she is still fighting brave like a soldier.
Can everyone please pray for her and anyone out there with a medical background or any doctor who thinks they can help please get in touch if possible x.”
Before you believe the #RIP Arshiya death hoax online, be sure to check for official announcements from the family. Zayn Malik’s cousin and his sister have been posting updates online as they happen.
Aaroosa last posted on Twitter after midnight after tweeting her condolences on the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. She has sent no further tweets about her ailing cousin since then.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr,Zayn Malik is planning a wedding with Perrie Edwards, and Taylor Swift reportedly wants to attend so badly that she just might show up without an invitation. The country crooner allegedly wants to use Malik’s wedding to reunite with former flame Harry Styles. Will Taylor Swift really crash Zayn Malik’s wedding? Fans will have to wait and see when the time comes. A wedding date has not been set.
[Image via Zayn Malik Instagram]