After calling himself a “s**t” person in a deleted tweet, Zayn Malik is now reassuring his fans that he is doing okay.
He notes that he is “happy” but “could be happier” as he thanks his followers for “all the love and thoughts.”
Zayn Malik’s fans are worried after the former One Direction member issued a cryptic Twitter post apologizing “for basically being a s**t person.”
As the Daily Mail reports, Malik, 26, later deleted the tweet, but not before it was retweeted by more than 14,000 of his followers — some of whom offered their support without really understanding why.
“Who hurt you who do I gotta fight,” one fan replied, according to Metro UK, while another responded, “No no don’t say that. Keep your head up Zayn.”
Another follower asked, “Wtf are you talking about? You’re amazing & I love you.”
The Daily Mail, however, offers a theory: that Malik’s deleted message was in response to a recent interview with his former 1D band mate Louis Tomlinson, who admitted his friendship with Malik had pretty much faded away.
Speaking with The Sun‘s Dan Wooten on his podcast, Tomlinson recalled being disappointed that Malik didn’t show up to support him when he performed on “The X Factor” in 2016 shortly after the death of his mother.
“I had a couple of calls with him after I lost my mum, and all the boys had agreed to come to that performance, and he didn’t show, so that really bugged me,” Tomlinson, 27, admitted.
“So on the other end of the spectrum it kind of really showed. So, eh, I hope he’s alright, but…” he continued, with Wooten writing, “At this point, Louis gives a one-fingered salute to the microphone.”