One Direction star Zayn Malik has assured fans that he is recovering well after he was hospitalised with a foot injury.

The One Thing singer worried fans after he was photographed in Los Angeles on crutches on Friday after getting hurt following the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday.

It is believed Malik sprained his ankle while celebrating his band's three wins after the prizegiving with pal Justin Bieber.

Taking to his Twitter page, Malik wrote: "Hey guys, just to let you all know I'm all good, no need to worry... Just wanna take a moment to thank you guys for being so amazing... Iv (I've) said it so many times but I'll say it again, you really are the best fans in the world... thank you for being so incredible. Love you all."