Nick Jonas has shared his views on Zayn Malik’s decision to quit One Direction.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Nick said: “I think that sometimes you’ve got to make those tougher choices, and I commend him for being honest with himself and doing what’s important for him.
I made a similar choice myself and I feel like it was a good decision to make because I sort of fell into my truth as an artist and as a person.
“That’s all you can hope for. I feel for their fan base, but it’s probably what’s best for him and that’s all that he can think about.”
Nick Jonas, who left The Jonas Brothers in a three-way split, is set to release a new solo album this year. The singer said he expected Zayn to quit the band after working with them on their movie.
“He always struggled with being on the road. He’s a homebody. He wanted nothing more than to sit in his house and spray paint and draw and do art, and I think this explosion that happened to him — which was something none of them ever predicted — but I think he was the one who struggled with it the most.
“And being away, being on the road, being away from his girlfriend I think finally just got to him, and I think he said, ‘I’m done.’”