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One Direction fans were fuming yesterday after Matt Lauer attempted to ask why bandmate, Zayn Malik was missing from The Today Show appearance on Monday. Matt Lauer asked why OD member Zayn was missing and attempted to say if the absence was “more serious than just a minor illness” and added, “There have been rumors of substance abuse. What’s going on?”
Liam Payne quickly added, “He’s got a tummy bug so he’s not very well. We only found out this morning so we’re really sad, he is as well, that he can’t be here for our album release… It’s still going to be a great day, I’m sure,” Payne told Matt.
But since the incident Zayn himself has addressed the issue telling The Sun, “I’m really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America. I was gutted to have to miss album release day, but I’m going to be back as soon as I can. As soon as I’m feeling better I’m going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album.”
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