Yesterday pop-sensation One Direction made a guest appearance on Today with Matt Lauer and Al Roker to promote their new album Four however when Zayne Malik failed to make an appearance, rumors of substance abuse began to circulate.

Matt Lauer Asks If Zayn Malik Missed Band's Appearance Because Of Drug Abuse [Video]

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Thomlinson and Niall Horan all joined Matt and Al in Orlando to perform a new single of their album and Zayn's absence sparked a series of questions from Lauer.

Because of Zayn's rumored substance abuse, Lauer asked what everyone was thinking, if Zayn missed the appearance because of drug related issue.

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Band mate Liam Payne shot down rumors of substance abuse by explaining the reason behind Malik's absence saying, 'He's got a tummy bug, but he's okay.'

The other members of the group were clearly shocked by Lauer's question and apparently the question didn't sit too well with Zayn either.

According to the US Magazine, the pop star told The Sun that he is, "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," he added. "As soon as I'm feeling better I'm going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album."

Fans around the world send well wishes to Zayne in hopes that he is back on stage soon. Viewers can watch yesterdays interview and performances in the video below.

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