Liam Payne Calls Directioners ‘The Real Heroes,’ Says ‘Keep Your Faith In Us’

Liam Payne has spoken his piece since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction. The singer thanked Directioners on Twitter for sticking with the band still and “not thinking it’s finished,” meaning that thinking the boy band is now over. One Direction reportedly had record-breaking crowds as they continue their On The Road Again world tour.

Payne also called Directioners “the real heroes” out of the One Direction drama. He tweeted: “I can see a lot of people thanking us for staying but you’re the real Heroes here. Thanks for not thinking it’s finished.”

The Daily Telegraph reported that Liam Payne and the remaining guys of One Direction have continued their world tour and recently played in South Africa.

Malik, 22, revealed on Facebook that he wasn’t happy “for a while” and that he wanted to live his life like “a normal 22-year-old.” Now, reports are saying that Malik is working on a solo album and is working with producer Naughty Boy. Malik’s solo single just dropped last night on SoundCloud via Twitter. Payne previously took to Twitter on Thursday night to tell his fans how upset he was to see Zayn Malik move on from the band. He reportedly wrote out his feelings in a lengthy message via Twitlonger.

“In light of recent events I think this is important to say. For the past five years now I’ve been part of something so special I don’t think any of us really understand, something that can mean the world to people and put a smile on the face of our fans even in the darkest times.

To a lot of people it’s just a bunch of silly kids in a band but to the people involved it means so much more. This last week has been some of the worst times, possibly the worst it’s something we are all deeply saddened by.

It’s sad to think for the time being we won’t grace the stage as five bros or have the same fun on a tour bus or laughs in a hotel together that we have over the years but I’m super sure us and zayn will always remain the closest friends.

I guess what I’m really trying to say is it’s far from over. When we very 1st became successful we all agreed that one direction had become much bigger than each individual member that’s why I feel like right now it’s ok to be sad and upset but I do ask everyone who is a fan of us to please keep ur faith in us I’m sure there’s a lot more to come all love, Liam.”

Liam Payne wasn’t all just business on Twitter. He also took the social networking site to show a throwback Thursday photo of when he was a teenager, as noted on People Magazine. Liam captioned the photo: “Right, time to brighten things up. Here’s a throwback to one of my many embarrassing moments. Great shorts, pal!”

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What are your thoughts on Liam Payne’s heartfelt message to the Directioners? Do you think the boy band will eventually split up?

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