In an interview with The Sun newspaper in the U.K. on Friday, the 22-year-old said that the past week – which saw him leave the band’s tour, return home to London and subsequently quit the band – has left him “feeling quite interesting.”
But he doesn’t regret making the decision to walk away from the biggest boy band in the world.
“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad,” he admitted in an interview conducted Thursday. “But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life. And I feel like I’m doing what’s right – right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”