Zayn Malik has been conspicuous by his absence on Twitter, where until recently he hasn’t issued any posts this year.

That changed a few days ago, when he tweeted about the controversial decision in the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Devin Haney boxing match.

On Saturday, May 27, however, he chimed in with an earnest message of thanks for his fans.

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“I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout this amazing journey, especially to my fans who I owe my life to,” the One Direction alum tweeted.

“Love and adore you and see everything you do for me,” he added, punctuating his message with a heart emoji.

Last month, Malik sent the rumour mill into overdrive when he took to Instagram to post a photo of himself and music producer Daniel Zaidenstadt — who’s previously worked with Malik, in addition to artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga — in what appeared to be a recording studio, sparking hopes that some new music is on the way.