Earlier in the week, Liam‘s One Direction bandmates were spotted out and about — Niall Horan was seen arriving back at the airport after caddying at the Masters Tournament and Louis Tomlinson was seen hanging out with some friends in London.
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“He’s a fantastic singer. Um, look, he’s got to get his head together a little bit,” the 55-year-old judge shared about the 22-year-old singer at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London. “He needs some time on his own, as he said, to be a normal 22-year-old, which he’s gonna have.”
Simon added about possibly signing Zayn as a solo artist, “I can’t give anything away.” Watch the video below!
If you weren’t aware, Simon has helped managed One Direction since 2010 after they were discovered on X Factor UK.
“It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago,” Liam told The Sun (via People). “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
Niall added, “”We’re looking forward to seeing all our fans on the tour this year. All we want to do is make them proud and return their faith in us with a brilliant tour and an amazing new album.”
Harry also opened up about working on the new record. “It’s very exciting to be working on our fifth album,” he said, with Louis adding, “All four of us are 100 percent committed to staying in One Direction and we want to thank the fans for being so incredible during this time.”