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Zayn Malik Reveals He Struggles With ADHD

Zayn Malik Reveals He Struggles With ADHD

Zayn Malik has been totally open about his struggles in his new book Zayn, including his eating disorder and battle with anxiety.

In a new excerpt from the book, the 23-year-old singer also revealed that he struggles with ADHD.

“[Growing up] I was pretty wild. I could never focus, couldn’t get a handle on where my brain wanted to go. I was constantly getting in trouble,” he wrote.

Zayn added, “Once, when I was at Tong High School, I was collared for a BB gun in class. It wasn’t loaded or anything, but me waving it around didn’t go down too well. I was later diagnosed by doctors as having super-hyperactivity—or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as they like to label it.”

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  • Jenny from the flop

    is there anything he DOESNT struggle with? im starting to believe he has munchhausen, thanks to lisa rinna for introducing me to the word lmfao

  • Jenny from the flop

    is there anything he DOESNT struggle with? im starting to believe he has munchhausen, thanks to lisa rinna for introducing me to the word lmfao

  • Khazija

    You know nothing about the psychological or emotional abuse he struggled with, which contributes to certain conditions.

  • Khazija

    Zayn is brave and commendable for being honest about his issues. Tons of people around the world can relate to this, I know I can.

  • Khazija

    Zayn is brave and commendable for being honest about his issues. Tons of people around the world can relate to this, I know I can.

  • Khazija

    Zayn is brave and commendable for being honest about his issues. Tons of people around the world can relate to this, I know I can.

  • Khazija

    Zayn is brave and commendable for being honest about his issues. Tons of people around the world can relate to this, I know I can.

  • Liss

    what doesn’t he struggle with. but it’s convenient how his behaviour can always be explained by some issue, and nothing is ever his fault.

  • Liss

    what doesn’t he struggle with. but it’s convenient how his behaviour can always be explained by some issue, and nothing is ever his fault.

  • Liss

    what doesn’t he struggle with. but it’s convenient how his behaviour can always be explained by some issue, and nothing is ever his fault.

  • Khazija

    Do you realize how cruel it is, to mock him this way? He would have exposed who mistreated him in his life and career but he can’t due to NDA’s and contracts. This is a bizarre attitude to take against somebody regarding any sort of illness or conditions.

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  • Aliyah

    That’s so disgusting to say. You clearly don’t sympathize with anyone that has mental illness.

    Zayn opening up about his struggles has already helped a lot his fans be open about their own struggles.

  • Aliyah

    Actually, his fans were well aware of his anxiety and eating disorder. HE just didn’t confirm it until now. By being open, he has shown the world that there shouldn’t be a stigma against mental illness.

  • Aliyah

    Zayn speaking about his struggles is a real eye opener. Speaking about mental health is nothing to be ashamed about. I feel like he’s so relatable.

  • Jenny from the flop

    be quiet gigi

  • Jenny from the flop

    ok gigis second account

  • Douglas from Brazil

    It must be a hell of world to be a celebrity. They earn millions and they still have those problems. Go work in a China Apple factory for 12 hours a day and pay less than 5 dollars a hour to see if those “illness” disappears.

  • An

    It is extremely insensitive to say that about someone who has clearly been through a lot.

  • Khazija

    Zayn hasn’t even opened up about some more of his conditions. A person’s psyche and health has nothing to do with wealth. He legimitately suffers from an illness and it is beyond distasteful to mock him this way. Then you wonder why somebody like him who gets ridiculed and harassed so much would suffer from side effects over it. Grow up.

  • An

    This isn’t about shifting responsibility or attributing blame towards other factors. Zayn hasn’t done anything that requires justification, so that theory makes no sense. It’s not even in response to anything. He is just being open about some of his struggles.

  • An

    This isn’t about shifting responsibility or attributing blame towards other factors. Zayn hasn’t done anything that requires justification, so that theory makes no sense. It’s not even in response to anything. He is just being open about some of his struggles.

  • An

    It’s no surprise that a number of celebrities suffer from anxiety and a variety of other mental health disorders. The amount of scrutiny and pressure they have endure is immense. Money can’t fix these problems. More often than not, it makes matters worse as it can manifest as substance abuse problems and etc. It is cruel to act like people like Zayn do not have a real illness, just because it might not be visible.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I really don’t care about celebrities, they’re rich and selfless.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I don’t care about celebrities, they’re rich they don’t even know what’s to be a working middle class and struggles to provide the basics for family.

  • Khazija

    Zayn grew up in a working class family in Bradford. He certainly knows about these struggles because he was poor growing up. He is the main provider of his family. He auditioned for X Factor to help his parents pay the bills. You are wrong.

  • An

    They are just human like the rest of us. Yes, some of them are awful people who are materialistic, shallow, and selfish. However, there are good celebrities as well who utilise their wealth and power in a positive manner. They shouldn’t be condemned for being rich.

  • Jenny from the flop

    An, do you want to eat my pussy?

  • An

    No, LOL. Why do you keep asking people that?

  • Jenny from the flop

    Because you want to eat my pussy

  • An

    That’s random, and presumptuous of you. I don’t have any desire to do that, but what is the relevance of this?

  • Glyn Ruck

    Zayn will overcome!

  • Jenny from the flop

    Do you want to est my pussy an

  • An

    Stop trolling.

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  • An

    No need to resort to name-calling.

  • Jenny from the flop

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