Madame Tussauds London hires 'tissue attendants' to comfort sad One Direction fans

One Direction in wax at Madame Tussauds London. (

One Direction in wax at Madame Tussauds London. (

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In the wake of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, Madame Tussauds London has had to hire 'tissue attendants' to comfort mourning fans visiting the band's wax figures.

"Directioners that have visited since the news broke have enjoyed seeing all of the boys together and singing along with their songs - many have also been teary eyed, but we've had a delivery of 150 boxes of tissues over the weekend so we're prepared," Tussauds employee Grace Cadden told the U.K.'s Mirror.

Though Malik has left the band to pursue a solo career -- his first demo with producer Naughty Boy was released online this week -- Madame Tussauds has no plans to remove the singer from his spot among the other One Direction wax figures.

“I want to reassure fans that we will absolutely not be removing Zayn from our One Direction line up -- all five boys will remain in the attraction as they have been since their arrival in 2013," Tussauds marketing manager Matt Clarkson told the Mirror.