Why is Zayn Malik in a wheelchair? Injured star visits Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik worried his fans on Saturday when he was spotted out in New York in a wheelchair.

The former One Direction singer, 24, was spotted being wheeled into girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s building, with one foot propped up and covered by a bandage sock.

He was assisted by a woman, who helped the star navigate his way through the doors.

A rep for the star confirmed to People magazine that he had injured his foot, but insisted he was fine.

The Pillowtalk singer was seen arriving at the same building back on his feet on Monday, so the injury can’t have been anything too serious, which must have come as a relief to the Bradford-born musician. He’s not currently on tour but does have appearances booked in for June in Japan, giving him plenty of time to recover from the injury.

Malik failed to join his girlfriend on the red carpet at the Met Gala on Monday night, where the 22-year-old model stunned in an asymmetrical nude dress and perhaps opted to sit-out of the star-packed party to rest his foot.

Zayn and Gigi have been dating for 18-months and when he’s not touring, live together at the model’s New York apartment. The couple enjoy a low-key relationship, but Zayn recently gushed over the leggy beauty while celebrating her birthday.

Posting a sweet snap of the couple to Instagram at the end of April, he captioned the image: “Happy birthday to my everything.”

They first went public with the romance in November 2015, just months after the singer’s shock split from Little Mix fiancee Perrie Edwards.

Coming just months after he left boyband One Direction it was claimed Zayn was the one who did the dumping and ended the three-year relationship via text message.

Both have gone on to hint at the reason for the split in their respective music, with Zayn appearing to confirm rumors he was unfaithful on track ‘She Don’t Love Me’ taken from his debut solo album Mind of Mine.

In it he appears to confirm he had cheated on her, singing: “I think I know she don’t love me, that’s why I f*** around.”

In another track, It’s You, which he confirmed was about the split he appeared to blame his ex-fiancee for the breakdown of the relationship: “She don’t give a f*** about what I need”

During their relationship, Zayn was accused of cheating on multiple occasions, including in January 2013 by Australian waitress Courtney Webb.

She produced pictures of Malik sleeping in bed, which she claims were taken at his North London home where they spent the night together after meeting at a nightclub.

At the time Perrie stood by her man and just a few months later they announced their engagement at the premiere of One Direction’s documentary movie This Is Us in August 2013.

Clearly, the couple were not meant to be and they split in the summer of 2015.

Zayn is now serious with Gigi and there were even rumors he had got down on one knee and popped the question again.

Reports in December 2016 claimed the singer had proposed but been turned down by his girlfriend, after presenting her with a ring.

Life & Style magazine claimed that Gigi, just 21 at the time, felt she was too young to settle down so gave Zayn a “no”.

zayn malikNeither party commented whether this took place and if it did, it doesn’t appear to have affected their blossoming romance.

Gigi, who has enjoyed high-profile relationships with Cody Simpson and Joe Jonas, told Ellen DeGeneres couldn’t stop gushing about the British hunk during an appearance on her show in February that she thought her boyfriend was incredibly talented.

Discussing their first date she said the couple connected “really quickly”, explaining: “We played it cool for like ten minutes, and then I was like, ‘You’re really cute’.”

She also revealed they had actually met at a friend’s birthday years before, but then reconnected in New York following his split from Perrie.

It wasn’t the easiest start though, with Gig confessing she had hoped to see him at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but he ended up not attending.

Admitting she then pinned her hopes on him being at the afterparty she explained to Ellen that he “wasn’t there”,  so she had to make the first move.

“And then later that week, we ended up going on our first date,” she added.

It seems Zayn has managed to get the approval of his supermodel’s BFF Taylor Swift.

Despite previous claims Taylor wasn’t keen on the British bad boy, the pair worked together on the track ‘I Don’t Want To Live Forever’ for the Fifty Shades Deeper soundtrack, a clear sign that Swift is on team Zayn.

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