ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction perform on NBC's Today
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Yesterday was beyond stressful for fans of One Direction. What we feared the most became reality: Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the band. Full stop. The news arrived less than a week after Malik dropped off the group's 2015 world tour, claiming stress as the culprit. When news struck, we had to wonder, when will the rest of the guys react? It didn't take long.

Louis Tomlinson was the first to hop on Twitter, followed by Liam Payne and Harry Styles. A few hours later Niall sent off a slew of messages, all of which were dedicated to their incredible fans. Read them below.