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'1D's Zayn will regret quitting', says Ronan Keating


Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik


Ronan Keating

SINGER Ronan Keating has said Zayn Malik will regret leaving One Direction.

The 38-year-old empathised with the stresses of being in a famous boyband, but thinks he made the wrong choice.

"I know what a pressure cooker being in a band like that can be," he said.

"I felt like that too - I had to get out, but I don't think he should have left. I think he should have taken a break instead.

"Because he will regret it. It's a great band, a great opportunity.

"He's a young lad, and I think he will regret it."

Keating is currently working on a "pop folk" solo album.

"It sounds like Glen Hansard and Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer," he told Bang Showbiz.

"It's got a more organic kind of pop folk feel, singer/songwritery feel to the songs.

"I mean, I was working on the show, Once, over the winter and that very much influenced me as a guitar player and as a songwriter.

"So there's this much more kind of pop folk feel to these songs."