Liam Payne already broke down during One Direction‘s concert because of Zayn Malik‘s empty space on stage, and now Niall Horan is opening up about how much he misses his former bandmate too. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the singer reveals that the guys all miss having the Bradford Bad Boy around.

“We all miss having one of our best mates around, obviously,” he revealed, breaking our hearts.

But, he admits, the joy of performing in front of Directioners hasn’t changed at all.

“We’re still going onstage every night and having the best time of our lives with our incredible fans, so from that point of view, nothing has changed.”

Even though they’re still try to cope as best as they can with the lack of Zayn in their lives, Nialler teased new surprises during their set.

“We have a few surprises. Most importantly, we will be rehearsing new songs which we are very excited to perform live for the first time,” he said.

Obviously, we’re very excited to see that! But it really doesn’t help us feel any less emotional about the fact that the 1D guys are still torn up over Zayn. It’s almost like it’s finally hitting them that he won’t be on the road again with them.