Nick Jonas on Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction: 'It's a Tough World'

by Antoinette Bueno 11:35 AM PDT, March 26, 2015
Playing Nick Jonas on Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction: 'It's a Tough World'

If anyone can understand the trials and tribulations of being in a boy band, it's Nick Jonas.

Following 22-year-old Zayn Malik's shocking decision to leave One Direction on Wednesday, Nick spoke to ET about his own boy band past, being a part of the super-successful Jonas Brothers.

"It's a lot of pressure. I think that my situation was really unique, I had family with me," Nick told ET while discussing Zayn's departure. "I feel like it is a tough world already, and I was thankful to have family and walk through it with them, but it's all about how you balance it, and trying to implement a few moments of normalcy and quietness in a really crazy ride."

"I feel for the fans, and totally understand fame as well and what he's going through, but all the best to all of them," he added.

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The Jonas Brothers -- which besides Nick included his older brothers Joe, 25, and Kevin, 27 -- officially split in October 2013 after selling over eight million albums worldwide. Nick, 22, has since embarked on a successful solo career, most notable for his huge radio hit "Jealous."

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