Zayn Malik Opens Up About The Eating Disorder That Haunted Him During One Direction Career
The singer struggled while living in the spotlight
The Pillow Talk singer has also been struck with anxiety as he struggles to cope with life in the limelight.
Zayn says that it is important for men to speak out about their struggles as it is a silent problem.
“People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy.,” he told Style magazine.
“We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth,” he said.
Zayn said he is glad we live in a world where men aren’t held to hard-nosed stereotypes of old.
“If you were a guy, you used to have to be really masculine, but now expressing emotion is accepted and respected,” he said.
Last year Zayn revealed he would go for days without eating when he was in One Direction as he struggled with an eating disorder.
“Every area of my life was so regimented and controlled, it was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I'm not eating that’,” he explained.
We’re glad that Zayn has put his struggles behind him.
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