The former boyband star sensationally left the X Factor-formed five-piece last March.
Yet instead of calling time on his five-year stint for musical differences or a passion for a solo project, the hunky Bradford lad revealed paranormal activity played its part and confessed to Glamour: “An alien spoke to me in a dream.”
His shock departure lifted the lid on a host of bad feeling among remaining group members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan as well as sharp exchanges with manager Simon Cowell.
Zayn then slammed his former bandmates for not getting in touch with him and revealed “nobody’s reached out”, though went on to add he had nattered on the phone with Liam about the group’s Brit Award.
After his shock exit Liam said life in the reality show group “was never really Zayn’s kind of bag.”
He told Good Morning Britain: “His taste in music was a bit different, and I guess that’s kind of what drove him to do what he did in the end, which is not necessarily a bad thing.”
He added: “Everyone’s come out fine from it, thanks to our beautiful fans. And he’s off doing what he loves as well, so both parties are winners in the end of a disaster of a situation. It’s all good.”