Zayn Malik left his fans concerned when she smoked and drunk beer at 6am on an Instagram live.

The former One Direction singer, 28, took to his account this week to connect with his followers at around 11am in the UK and 6am in New York, where it is thought he's currently living.

He was seen lighting up what some thought was weed and sipping on a bottle of beer while eating pizza, but he later said he was smoking "just a cigarette"

In the video Zayn, who welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid last year, played music from his new album Nobody Is Listening, which is predicted to chart at Number 10 this week.

Zayn Malik left his fans concerned when she smoked and drunk beer at 6am on an Instagram live

His loyal fans rushed to Twitter to expressed their concern that he was smoking a joint, but he clarified that it was a cigarette.

One tweeted: "Smoking a weed/cigarette or wtv is smoking, whether it be Zayn or any commoner, it's not attractive and nobody does it for attraction."

Another posted: "Why is Zayn getting high and blasting lights and music at 6am when he supposedly has a baby in the house?"

He wolfed down pizza
Zayn drinking beer during the video

A third wrote: "If he's in NYC he went live at 6am, which seems an odd time to be smoking a joint and blasting music that loud."

Another said: "I really hope Zayn is not at home blasting his album and smoking weed at 4am with a 4-month-old baby sleeping in the next room."

"It's just a cigarette," he said before giggling and dancing along to the music.

Zayn with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid and their baby

He used the video to promote his new music, telling fans: "I've recorded a sick song today. It might seem a bit weird.

"I just sat at a computer. I looped four bars. But that's all I can say. It's sick, right?

The Mirror has contacted Zayn's reps for comment.