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Zayn Malik Pulls Out of CapitalFM Summertime Ball for Anxiety Reasons

Zayn Malik Pulls Out of CapitalFM Summertime Ball for Anxiety Reasons

Zayn Malik was expected to perform tonight at the 2016 CapitalFM Summertime Ball in London, but has pulled out of the concert event due to anxiety.

Read what the 23-year-old musician and his team have said in their statement below:

“To all those people who have been waiting to see me perform at the Capital Summertime Ball today…I flew into the UK last night to appear in my home country in front of my family, friends and most importantly, my UK fans,” Zayn‘s statement starts.

“Unfortunately, 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. I cannot apologize enough, but I want to be honest with everyone who has patiently waited to see me. I promise I will do my best to make this up to everybody I’ve let down today.

“I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don’t can empathize with my situation.”

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  • Shivani Yadav

    Anxiety can be very bad. Hope he gets better soon!

  • MollyBD

    His excuses for cancellations:
    Unforeseen scheduling conflicts with recording commitments…
    Pulled out of interview due to “scheduling” issues, his rep confirmed…
    Now…anxiety. Maybe the blind items about him making repeated trips to the men’s room are true. If he weren’t so scary thin, I wouldn’t believe these blinds. Drugs are not your friend.

  • MollyBD

    His excuses for cancellations:
    Unforeseen scheduling conflicts with recording commitments…
    Pulled out of interview due to “scheduling” issues, his rep confirmed…
    Now…anxiety. Maybe the blind items about him making repeated trips to the men’s room are true. If he weren’t so scary thin, I wouldn’t believe these blinds. Drugs are not your friend.

  • Khazija

    This is disgraceful commenting and incredibly insensitive. It is not excuses, Zayn has been suffering from anxiety issues and depression for a long time. All the signs and symptoms have been observably present for years. You can’t always control when a panic attack strikes. You clearly are ignorant about what suffering from anxiety entails.

    Anybody who is familiar with Zayn can testify to this. Do some research and have a heart.

    http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad

    http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/anxiety-attacks-and-anxiety-disorders.htm

  • Khazija

    I have suffered from an anxiety disorder for years so I can relate to this. Even performing minor tasks can be a struggle, everyday is an uphill battle. I can deeply empathize with Zayn here. I am very proud of him for finally admitting to this openly so people can be more understanding. He is a true talent and I know he can persevere.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    MollyBD was not attacking people with real crippling anxiety disorders. Zayn displays hardcore addict behavior on a regular basis and has for several years. He uses his anxiety disorder which is real to try to mask it from the public.

  • Khazija

    Zayn does suffer from debilitating anxiety attacks which I know for a fact. He has endured a lot of trauma and victimization in his life that the general public does not know about. Nasty spin from his haters is not going to mask the truth about that. This is not the time to troll Zayn and be disrespectful. She was attacking Zayn with her hateful rhetoric. I am familiar with the anti-Zayn crowd on JJ.

    I am actually very proud of him for opening up about this.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    Again … he does suffer from anxiety and has for a long time … no one is disputing that. He is using it to mask his other issue from you and the general public. People with a trained eye can see it a mile away.

  • Khazija

    There are people in his life who know what his actual issues are. The “Trained eye” spin from ex-stans or haters is based on a derogatory narrative that people only appear to apply to him with a certain kind of judgement. I am aware and what he had to deal with today was from anxiety.

  • plez

    If he truly has been suffering from anxiety for years, than it was a bold move for his to go solo. Good luck to him.

  • An

    I don’t understand why you or other people keep mentioning Zayn’s size/weight and substance abuse. Just because someone is thin and suffers from disorders (e.g. anxiety) doesn’t mean they’re a drug addict.

    It is not an excuse. Zayn does actually suffer from anxiety, and anyone with sense, can see that.

  • An

    I don’t understand why you or other people keep mentioning Zayn’s size/weight and substance abuse. Just because someone is thin and suffers from disorders (e.g. anxiety) doesn’t mean they’re a drug addict.

    It is not an excuse. Zayn does actually suffer from anxiety, and anyone with sense, can see that.

  • Cass

    Zayn has always been small, as many males tend to be

  • Cass

    Some of these comments are disgusting. People need to stop attacking zayn about his size and trying to spin it into drug usage! The boy has always been small. As are many other people! Also, its been known that he has anxiety issues. Like Khazija said, I am also proud he has opened up about it. I just hope he doesnt receive too much insensitive backlash, that would be the last thing he needs. I really do believe he’s doing his best, anxiety can be a real crippling disorder.

  • Gina

    I wish Zayn’s team had his back and took better care of him. They had him gallivanting around New York doing photo ops the day before the Summertime ball, instead of making sure he got his rest. I’m sure this also contributed to his anxiety.

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  • Aliyah

    I don’t how size and drug use correlate. Many drug users can be heavy built as well.
    Anxiety isn’t a joke. It’s a hindrance for many ppl. The fact that Zayn is talking about it gives me hope that the stigma over mental illness will go away.

  • Aliyah

    Tbh I agree with you. Those candids from nyc yesterday made me wonder why he wasn’t in the UK already doing rehearsal. There needs to be more focus on Zayn the person as oppose to Zayn the money maker.

  • Aliyah

    I’m massively proud of Zayn. My respect for him has doubled today. He was so honest about his anxiety. I’m hoping this will begin a discussion on mental illness. There will be less of a stigma against people with mental illness. We can live normal lives but there are certain mental blocks that are harder to overcome. I’m so proud of him for opening up about his anxiety. Looking forward to future performances.

  • Gina

    So far, every time Zayn has a performance or interview in the UK, they’ve been cancelled. Makes me wonder if Simon Cowell is trying to sabotage him. Simon has more pull in the UK than he does in the states, and that’s where Zayn keeps on running into problems. I saw the performance schedule for the Summertime ball online, and Zayn’s performance was scheduled towards the end. Zayn was one of the bigger names performing that day, and usually big performers come on earlier in the show when the crowd is more awake.

  • Alphonso de Barbo

    Rubbish! Dwayne just wanted to go to the beach with Fifi…(sic)

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