Literal Devastation: Zayn Malik Canceled What Was Supposed to Be His First Solo TV Appearance Ever

Why?

Just like he ditched the band, Zayn Malik is ditching his Graham Norton Show appearance scheduled for this Friday, the same day of his first single’s release.

Malik announced on social media that “Pillow Talk,” a song about something “so pure, so dirty and raw” (i.e. sex), would be released Friday, followed by what was supposed to be his first solo television appearance ever. Malik obviously is no stranger to TV, making the rounds on talk shows back when he was still a member of the posse (One Direction), before he quit in March, that is.

E! news revealed today that Malik would no longer be able to sit and chat on Norton’s couch (along with Friday night’s guests Will Smith, Ryan ReynoldsCatherine Zeta-Jones and Toby Jones, and musical guest Laura Mvula) because of scheduling conflicts.

I mean…Malik is aware that doing press is an important part of making #realmusic, right?

Malik’s rep said in a statement, “Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with recording commitments, Zayn’s appearance on Graham Norton has been postponed. Zayn has confirmed that he would love to appear on the show at a later date.”

Apparently, he’s still in the studio trying to complete his album.

The show also confirmed, “We’ve received confirmation from The Graham Norton Show that Zayn Malik will no longer be a guest on the episode airing Monday, February 1 on BBC AMERICA.”

Also according to a source from The Sun, “This is a very last-minute decision from Zayn and his team. They have put it down to scheduling issues but this is an appearance that has been in the diary for a while now.

“But it will spark talk of something being wrong behind the scenes. This appearance is a big deal to both Zayn and his fans. Graham and his producers are hoping they can get him back on in the future – but this being the week of his big solo career launch feels like the best time.”

TV interview or not, we’re still excited for Friday, when Malik’s song about whispering sweet nothings (groundbreaking) comes out.

He said about the song to the Sunday Times, “I think I’m pretty black and white what it’s about. Everybody has sex, and it’s something people wanna hear about. It’s part of everybody’s life, a very BIG part of life! And you don’t wanna sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about.”