Zayn Malik sparks concern amongst fans with teary-eyed selfie after One Direction anniversary backlash

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One Direction star Zayn Malik has sparked concern amongst fans as he shared a photo of himself appearing to have tears in his eyes.

Zayn, who is set to become a father soon as his girlfriend Gigi Hadid is pregnant, shared a photo of himself looking away form the camera with watery eyes on his Instagram page.

The 27 year old Pillowtalk singer left the caption blank as he shared the image with his 34.6million Instagram followers.

Zayn’s photo received more than 5.9million likes from fans as they flocked to the comments to welcome the star back to social media.

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One wrote: “Wow it’s been so long! Glad you’re back!” while another said: “Oh yes. Post more exactly like this”.

And a third added: “We miss you”, followed by a red heart emoji.

But, other fans were left concerned for Zayn over the teary-eyed photo.

One asked: “Are you okay? Have you been crying?”

While another said: “are you okay??, you look like you’ve been crying”. [sic]

And a third asked: “r u ok zayn?” [sic]

Zayn’s post came after he received backlash for not posting to acknowledge One Direction’s ten year anniversary last week.

His former bandmates Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne all shared gushing tributes to mark the milestone, but Zayn remained silent on social media.

The silence didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who took to social media to share their “disappointment”.

“I’m very sad and disappointed @zaynmalik never said anything for there 10 year anniversary #onedirection10years,” wrote one loyal One Direction fan.

“Umm Hello wake uppppp it’s the 10th anniversary #onedirection 10years,” wrote another.

A third wrote: “I'm still clinging on this hope that @zaynmalik will say something… JUST HOPING OKAYY.”

Zayn, Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam formed One Direction, put together by Simon Cowell and the judges, on The X Factor in 2010.

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The band came third in finale of The X Factor, behind winner Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson, who came in second place.

One Direction achieved worldwide fame and success as a band after they were signed to Syco.

But, in 2015, Zayn announced his decision to leave the band, as his agent confirmed the news.

Simon Jones said: “After five incredible years, Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.”

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