Directioners weren’t the only ones who broke down in tears when Zayn Malik announced that he was leavingOne Direction earlier this week, and our hearts broke a little bit more when a video appearing to show Harry Styles crying on stage was revealed online.
However, it seems his tears may not have been for Zayn after all. Sorry, everyone.
Is it definitely too late for Zayn to come back?
A new, longer clip has now been shared online, and in it, moments before holding his face and having a good ol’ cry, Harry was whacked in the face by a glow stick.
Here’s the video of the offending item making contact with Hazza’s face:
And here’s the crying that followed:
Harry then went on to grab a water bottle from the edge of stage, and sensibly used it as a cold compress, pressing it onto his face. Top marks for first aid awareness, Harry. Well done, lad.
Of course, while Harry’s tears may not have been for his former bandmate, plenty of fans have shed tears over the Bradford-born singer’s departure.
On Friday morning, Zayn spoke for the first time since leaving the band, admitting that his main worry is that he has let the Directioners down.
“I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness,” he explained to The Sun. "And basically, I'm only upset (because) I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. That's the main thing that I don't want to happen.”
Since quitting 1D to pursue the life of a “normal 22-year-old”, Zayn has been spotted arriving at a London recording studio.
Meanwhile, his former bandmates are continuing their On The Road Again tour, which will come to the UK in September.