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— Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Simon Cowell was "about to jump off a cliff" when Zayn quit
Simon Cowell has revealed he initially tried to dissuade Zayn from walking away from the boy band, but ultimately decided it was best to allow the “stressed” singer to leave for his own good.
Speaking on the The Late late Show, James Corden asked where Simon was when he found out Zayn had decided to quit the wold famous band.
“I was just about to jump off a cliff,” Simon, 55, admitted.
Simon made his comments on The Late Late
“I was in Miami. I kind of knew this was coming if I’m being honest with you. We had a few conversations – he wasn’t happy and I was trying to say to him, ‘Look, I think you should stay around a bit longer,’ and then something in him just said, ‘No I’ve had enough,’ and then once the decision was made I dealt with it, and obviously made sure the guys were OK, because they were shocked as well.”
He added: “I’d seen him in person as well, but once someone has made their mind up, they’re going to go.
Zayn sensationally quit the band earlier this year
“But also at the same time, I don’t want to push him too much because he’s 22 and I could see that he was a bit stressed and he wanted some time off and I had to respect his decision.”
Thereafter, Simon said his priority was to ensure that the other members of the group – Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan – weren’t unnerved by losing one of their band members.
“For the boys it was interesting because they were in the middle of these live shows at the time.
“Then I watched the show back and they were incredible. I have a feeling they are going to deliver the best record they have ever made.”