Malik responds to Lauer’s questions which implied possible substance abuse as a reason for his no-show during One Direction’s scheduled appearance on the Today show.
I’m really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America. I was gutted to have to miss album release day, but I’m going to be back as soon as I can. As soon as I’m feeling better I’m going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album.