04/13/2015 04:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fifth Harmony Respects Zayn Malik's Choice To Leave One Direction: 'He Needs To Take Care Of Himself'

When it comes to the departure of One Direction's Zayn Malik, the ladies of Fifth Harmony have chosen to stand in solidarity with the former 1D singer.

"[Our] only opinion is that we respect him and his decision to [leave]," Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui told HuffPost Live on Monday.

Camilla Cabello understands the disappointment of fans though, admitting that Malik's exit had struck a melancholy chord for her.

"I think One Direction is such an important part of some people's lives, and I think that it was just a dream for a lot of people," she explained. "I was a huge One Direction fan -- we all are -- [and] it made people sad. But at the same time, happiness and health [are] the most important thing[s], and at the end of the day, he's a person and he's a human being and he needs to take care of himself."

Watch more from Fifth Harmony's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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