One Direction Celebrate New Album 'FOUR' Release with Performance on TODAY Show
Member Zayn Malik was not present for the group's performance as he has a 'tummy bug.'
“He’s got a tummy bug so he’s not very well,” Payne said. “We only found out this morning so we’re really sad, he is as well, that he can’t be here for our album release… It’s still going to be a great day, I’m sure.”
Host Matt Lauer asked if, as rumored, it was something more serious that kept Zayn away, Payne said Malik was just sick. “No, he’s just got a stomach bug. He’s OK. He’s just at home. He just needs to rest,” Payne said.
1D performed “Steal My Girl,” “Best Song Ever,” “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Little Things.”