Harry Styles appeared to break down in tears during One Direction's first performance as a foursome in Jakarta, Indonesia, just a few hours after it had been confirmed that Zayn Malik had quit the band.
Footage of an emotional Styles materialised on the same day that Malik's departure was announced.
Harry Styles Crying on the stage....... https://t.co/fiFS3AJN1K @Harry_StylesThe above clip shows Harry Styles rubbing his eyes and then walking away from the audience, as he tries to allegedly subdue his emotion.
— OneDirectionFansClub (@RealOfficalClub) March 25, 2015
IF THIS WAS HARRY CRYING AT THE CONCERT IMAGINE HIM CRYING IN PRIVATE I CANT DO THIS #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik pic.twitter.com/S39Esxxky8One Direction fans across the globe soon looked to console Harry Styles with a variety of Twitter comments.
— نور (@harrystyles_93N) March 26, 2015
Harry is crying and it hurts and makes me cry #ZaynWillAlwaysBeAPartOf1D #ZaynWillAlwaysBeAPartOf1D http://t.co/WhSdsMnRhH
— #VoteDanielPH (@PadillaCielo18) March 25, 2015
Seeing @Harry_Styles crying at stage last night bc of @zaynmalik makes me more emotional
— zaynmalik1D (@jengg_) March 26, 2015During the concert, it also appeared as though Liam Payne tried to console Harry Styles by putting his arm around his band-mate as he sang. Louis Tomlinson also signified that he already missed Malik by pretending to put his arm around the space where Zayn would usually sit.
— zaynmalik1D (@ZaynBritish1D_) March 25, 2015
I can't deal with @Harry_Styles crying oh my god I just want to wrap him up in blankets and tell him everything will be okay.
— Wan (@HayleeWan) March 25, 2015
I thought I was okay, then I saw the video of Harry Styles crying and I lost it.
— Aisha Khatib (@AishaKhatib) March 26, 2015
Zayn Malik announced that he'd left One Direction on Wednesday, explaining to the band's legion of fans that he just wanted to be like a "normal 22-year-old living out of the spotlight." However, he was insistent that One Direction still has a future without him.
"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.Malik insisted that One Direction "will continue to be the best band in the world" without him.
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."
[Image via One Direction]