Zayn Malik has opened up about his struggle with the anxiety disorder that caused him to cancel a concert in London on Saturday (June 11).
“My anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me,” the singer wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career ... I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don’t can empathise with my situation."
Malik’s girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, responded the next day with plenty of empathy. “I’ve seen the battles you go through and the way you fight to get to a place that allows you to get up there for your fans,” she wrote. “Your bravery in those times makes me proud, but your honesty last night proved what you’re all about, being real. Human recognizes human."
No matter who you are, mental illness is no joke, but it's great that Zayn has an understanding partner to support him.