Malik quits 'One Direction', says wants normal life

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Posted: Mar 25, 2015 1:04 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Zayn Malik said on Wednesday he was quitting One Direction because he wanted to live a normal life and apologized to fans of the hugely popular British-Irish boy band for doing so.

"I'd like to apologize 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," Malik said in a statement on One Direction's Facebook page.

(Writing by Michael Roddy; Editing by Dominic Evans)