Zayn Malik has fans in tears as he makes big solo music comeback

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Zayn Malik performed onstage recently for the first time in years -Credit:WWD via Getty Images

Zayn Malik's fans were left in tears as he took to the stage to perform amid his big solo comeback, nine years on from leaving One Direction.

The 31 year old pop superstar, who shares a three year old daughter with ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid, took to the stage at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on Friday, 17 May. The gig came hot on the heels of the release of his fourth studio album 'Room Under The Stairs'.

Rocking a laid-back look in a black shirt and what looked like matching leather trousers, Zayn was clearly loving every second of performing solo after moving on from his boy band past.

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Zayn Malik performed onstage recently for the first time in years -Credit:WWD via Getty Images

Fans watching his gig were quick to shower compliments on the singer for his "masterpiece" of an album and admitted they felt emotional seeing him have such a fantastic comeback. Expressing their feelings on Twitter, one user posted: "Zayn really smashed it tonight! ! ! ! ! The vocals! the visuals! the atmosphere!"

Another fan enthused: "It was definitely the best night of my life. Thank you Zayn. Thank you for always growing and showing us that if we can dream about it we can have it. So so proud you smashed it."

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Zayn Malik has spent the last six years living on a farm in the US -Credit:Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

A third fan gushed: "I'm so happy, I cannot put into words how proud I am of Zayn. he literally deserves it all. the show was amazing, it felt so short because we just wanted to stay there with him. the ambiance was amazing, love zquad so much! y'all are the best out there.", reports the Mirror.

Another added: "big thanks to AVA for this beautiful thought. I've watched your concert in London through my phone and I felt everything as if I was there. You were beyond amazing. You killed it. You're back. Don't ever doubt yourself. Sing your heart out. We will listen."

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Zayn was formerly one fifth of One Direction -Credit:UK Press via Getty Images

Zayn, who famously left One Direction during their 2015 world tour due to "stress", opened up about his departure on the Call Her Daddy podcast last year. It was his first interview in six years, and he revealed that he sensed the band's end when the others wouldn't sign new contracts.

He admitted: "I knew something was happening, so I just got ahead of the curve. I was like, 'I'm just going to get out of here, I think this is done'. I just seen it [coming] and I completely selfishly wanted to be the first person to go and make my own record. If I'm being completely honest with you, I was like, 'I'm going to jump the gun here'."