Our beyond awesome 'One Direction get bromantic in Japan' story from yesterday had many of you shouting from the rooftops: WHERE THE HELL WAS ZAYN MALIK?

Well Scaperoodles, due to our exceptional hearing we got the message loud and clear and can reveal to you that Zaynerello Malitello had in fact run off to be sick.

Check him spying out the nearest exit:

One Direction in Tokyo

An onlooker told The Mirror: “He had been rubbing his tummy throughout proceedings, then suddenly, he took a deep breath and dashed off stage because he felt so unwell.

“The others were all looking around concerned for a while, then Niall checked with management to see if he was OK." Well done Irish one, we can always count on you to follow up on a sick smell.

The insider added: “They moved up to take his seat away so it didn’t look too weird, while Zayn went back to his hotel to recover.”

Note here how the rest of the boys can carry on as normal, while Liam Payne squirms in his chair as he screams from the inside: WHERE IS MY SON?

Don’t worry love, he’s just flushing last night’s raw fish from his system, he’ll be back pouting in no time.

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