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Zayn Malik apologises for pulling out of Capital Summertime Ball after anxiety attack

By | Published on Monday 13 June 2016

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik yesterday issued a statement on his last minute cancellation of a planned appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball this weekend. The former One Direction member said that a growing struggle with anxiety has “gotten the better” of him.

“My anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me”, he wrote in an Instagram post. “With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career. I cannot apologise 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 everyone who I have let down today”.

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

Find out more about anxiety and panic attacks in this Mind guide.