Zayn Malik bravely opened up about his battle with anxiety, and stated it as the reason why he cancelled his appearance at the London’s Capital Summertime Ball. In his posted Instagram message, Malik shared with his 11million fans that , “My anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me… With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.”
After missing the show, the musician went on to apologies to his fans and swears he will make it up to them. He also expressed solidarity with other anxiety sufferers, and writes that he “hopes those who don’t can empathise with (his) situation.”
The poignancy of Zayn’s message is that it highlights the severity of anxiety; and how those who suffer sometimes have tremendous trouble functioning day to day. Kudos to Zayn!.