While the rest of One Direction were jamming with Johnny Depp in his home studio earlier this month, Zayn Malik was sitting in his hotel room sobbing into the curtains. Or something. He didn’t go anyway, that’s the point I’m trying to get to. He was too nervous.
Malik told The Sun: “I was too nervous to go. I am a massive, massive fan and I didn’t want to embarrass myself so I let the boys go without me. Hopefully, there will be a next time. The boys said he was totally cool. I kind of regret it for sure and the lads said I was a scaredy cat. Some of our fans get so excited or nervous when they meet us and that’s how I was at the thought of being with Johnny. But instead of lapping it up and enjoying it, I ran the other way”.
Amazingly, there is no ‘Zayn Malik looking sad’ Tumblr that I can link to here. I can however inform you that Googling for such a thing brings up some rather alarming fan fiction.