Zayn Malik was almost kicked out of One Direction over tardiness

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Zayn Malik almost missed out on being a member of one of the most popular boy bands in the world because he couldn't keep to his schedule.

During a press conference for One Direction's new concert movie, "One Direction: This Is Us 3D," the band talked about how Malik's tardiness to rehearsals made them almost kick him out.

"The first week we got together it was all a bit strange trying to get people together for rehearsals. Still to this day it's a struggle to get Zayn out of bed," Liam Payne says.

Director Morgan Spurlock prompts, "'Remember he didn't show up and you were going to fire him.''

Fortunately for Malik and all 1D fans, that didn't happen. "One Direction: This Is Us" is due out on Aug. 29.

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