ZAYN Cancels Dubai Show A Month Ahead Over "Extreme Anxiety"
"I am truly sorry to disappoint you."
Zayn Malik has cancelled his forthcoming show in Dubai over "extreme anxiety".
The former One Direction star was lined up to perform at the Autism Rocks Arena on 7th October but in a statement on the 117live website ZAYN apologised saying he's "been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances I feel I am making progress but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show in Dubai in October."
This isn't the first time it's happened. Earlier this year the 'PILLOWTALK' chart-topper cancelled his appearance at the Capital FM Summertime Ball citing the "worst anxiety of his career".
Over the cancellation, 117Live CEO Thomas Ovesen said: "Whilst disappointed not to be hosting the planned Oct 7th. Dubai concert we appreciate Zayn’s honest apologies and wish him all the best for the future. We will be looking forward to sharing more of Zayn’s plans with his Middle East fans when we have such information and will now get the ticket refund process started!! See you all at our other events at the Autism Rocks Arena!"
Here's ZAYN's full statement:
I have been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances I feel I am making progress but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show in Dubai in October.
I am assured that all tickets will be refunded.
I am truly sorry to disappoint you. I hope to see you all soon.
Thank you to all my fans who support me globally.
With love and respect always,
Just this weekend Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello left the stage during one of their shows, apologising to fans later that it was due to anxiety, while Selena Gomez also cancelled her forthcoming Revival tour dates for similar reasons attributed to having been diagnosed with Lupus.
What do you think about your favourite popstars increasingly suffering from anxiety? Let us know @MTVUK.
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