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VIDEO: Harry Styles cries on stage during first gig without Zayn

2015-03-26 11:28

Los Angeles - Harry Styles burst into tears during One Direction's first official gig without Zayn Malik.

The 21-year-old singer was captured crying on video while he and remaining bandmates Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were performing in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday night, just hours after Zayn confirmed he was leaving the group after five years.

The British heartthrob made no attempt to hide his pain as he wandered around the stage in a black T-shirt wiping his eyes with the back of his hand.

Louis, 23, was also photographed with tears in his eyes during the emotional concert.

The group is currently in South Africa where they will be performing two shows in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town.

Zayn announced he had quit the boy band to lead a ''normal'' life out of the spotlight.

In a statement, he said: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22 year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."

Watch Harry's emotional moment here:

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