5 Seconds of Summer Sympathizes With One Direction After Zayn Malik's Departure

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:46 PM PDT, March 28, 2015
Playing 5 Seconds of Summer Sympathizes With One Direction After Zayn Malik's Departure

They’ve toured with them and can relate to them from one boy band to another, 5SOS feels the pain of One Direction.

NEWS: Zayn Malik Officially Leaves One Direction

At the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, 5 Seconds of Summer spoke to ET about the recent news that Zayn Malik will no longer be a part of One Direction.

'"I couldn't imagine if someone from our band left. I hope all the dudes are okay and I hope to hear his voice again in the near future," 5SOS’ Ashton Irwin said. "He's got a beautiful voice, so yeah, all the best for them."

VIDEO: Zayn Malik Breaks Silence: I Feel Like I Let One Direction Fans Down

On March 25, One Direction issued a statement that Malik, 22, had decided to leave their band.

"We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future," Zayn’s bandmates said. "The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends."

VIDEO: Watch the First Time Zayn Malik Tried to Quit One Direction

Malik explained his decision to The Sun two days later saying, "It is crazy and wild and a bit mad, but at the same time I've never felt more in control in my life. And I feel like I'm doing what's right – right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good."

One Direction will continue to perform on their world tour as a foursome.

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During the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, host Nick Jonas made a sad joke referencing One Direction’s split as one that makes them "Two Direction." See Jonas weigh in on Malik's departure in the video below.