But they weren’t the only ones upset by the event that could have catastrophic consequences for the future of the world’s biggest boyband.
Harry Styles was captured on camera breaking down in tears when he took to the stage with the three remaining band members – Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne – in Jakarta as word of Malik’s departure broke across the globe.
Meanwhile, Tomlinson gestured towards an imaginary Zayn by reaching out his arm and pretending to drape it around his shoulder.
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