Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:07pm ET by  
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Zayn Malik leaves One Direction's U.S. tour after a family loss

One Direction's Zayn Malik has left the rest of the band behind in America after he received news that a family member has sadly died. 

Although the talented young singer hasn't publicly spoken out about the situation, a message was posted on the group's official Twitter page earlier this evening (February 29) that explained he has returned home to the UK for a few days so will be absent from the next few gigs:

"Zayn has suffered a loss in his family & has had to go home for a few days so won't be at our next shows in the US......Our thoughts are with him and his family at this sad time."

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars are set to perform a live set at Foxwoods in Connecticut on March 1 before travelling to Washington DC for a show on March 2 and will then continue on to 4 more dates in the USA in support of boyband Big Time Rush. 




Watch One Direction's latest tour diary update below:


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