Zayn Malik Cancels Dubai Show Due To Anxiety Battle

By Hayden Wright

Zayn Malik keeps it real with his fans—from elaborating on his decision to depart One Direction to sharing his private struggle with anxiety. Zaynannounced that an October 7 performance in Dubai has been canceled because he doesn’t feel prepared.

Related: Zayn Malik on Leaving One Direction: ‘It Didn’t Feel Brave’

“I have been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances,” he wrote. “I feel I am making progress but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show in Dubai in October.”

Ticket holders will receive refunds. Zayn added, “I am truly sorry to disappoint you. I hope to see you all soon.”


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