Zayn Malik says extraterrestrial beings told him to quit One Direction

Zayn Malik quit the boy band in March 2015.

Zayn Malik has revealed the real reason he left One Direction. The 23-year-old singer quit the boy band in March 2015.

In a new interview with Glamour magazine, Malik talked about the influence of an extraterrestrial force in his life. He said: "An alien spoke to me in a dream.... "

This comes after Gigi Hadid's boyfriend revealed to Dazed magazine that he quit the band as he was not comfortable being in a group. He said: "I just knew it was my time. I knew I wanted to do something different and start expressing the way I felt about certain things."

He added: "I have always liked [RCA], just because they signed f**king Elvis and a lot of people I look up to. I went and met with Pete (Edge, CEO) and we had a couple conversations and I really liked his vibe. They seemed to treat me as though I was an artist for the first time, which felt really cool. And they respected the music. I had written a lot of it before I went with RCA and they liked where I was going and wanted to give me freedom so I was like, 'Cool.'"