1D star closes account just as Perez Hilton video is posted

Zayn Malik has admitted he dramatically deleted his Twitter account, not just because of abusive messages but because of shocking allegations he’s been cheating on Perrie Edwards and smoking cannabis.

Zayn’s page disappeared yesterday just as US gossip guru Perez Hilton released video footage which he claims shows the One Direction star inviting a girl back to his hotel room.

The 1D heartthrob, who is dating Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, has told pals on smartphone messenger Kik that he’s sick of ‘negativity’ about his private life.

Don’t worry about me, im fine,’ says Zayn, 19.

i just deleted my account because of all the hate i was getting just by tweeting something simple.

And all the rumours of me smoking weed and cheating. i dont need to read any of that negativity.

After Zayn’s departure from Twitter, leaving 5 million followers bereft, users showed their support by getting the terms #comebackZayn and #Zayncomeback trending.

Girlfriend Perrie, 19, also deleted her account earlier in the year after getting nasty messages from One Direction fans.

The Little Mix singer has not reacted to the Perez Hilton footage and will still fulfil interview commitments this week.

A spokesperson for One Direction refused to comment on the video.

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Anna Francis