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Stephen Hawking has words of wisdom for ‘One Directioners’

SYDNEY (WISH) – An answer to a pop-culture question by famed physicist Stephen Hawking this weekend was genius.

Saturday, he spoke to a crowd at the Sydney, Australia Opera House. Hawking didn’t appear in person, but as a 3-D hologram, since he was in London.

Hawking talked about the mysteries of the universe and the future of the planet, but at one point someone asked him about the effect of Zayn Malik leaving the group One Direction.

“Finally, a question about something important,” Hawking joked. “My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”

Hearts around the world were broken earlier this year when the 22-year-old announced he was leaving the band.