Los Angeles: Zayn Malik is taking a break from One Direction's current tour due to stress.
The band's rep said in a statement Malik had "been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate", reported People magazine.
"Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta," the representative said.
While a source said, " Zayn is exhausted and just needs a break. Out of everyone of the boys, he's the one who struggles dealing with being in the spotlight the most. He can't cope with the level of scrutiny he gets put under. He's just 22."