As Zayn Malik said it in his message to fans last night, anyone who suffers from anxiety will understand this.
Malik was due to play one of his biggest concerts since splitting from One Direction yesterday at the Capital Summertime Ball in Wembley Stadium. However, at the last minute, Malik informed concert promoters and staff that he wasn't going to be able to perform.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) June 11, 2016
In a message posted on his Twitter feed, Malik explained that he "flew into the UK last night to appear in my home country in front of my family, friends, and most importantly my UK fans. Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me."
Malik went on, saying that the magnitude of the event caused the worst anxiety of his career and that he would make it up to "everybody I've let down today." The 23-year old was due onstage at 8.30PM at the concert, which also had Little Mix on the concert billing.
Malik was previously engaged to Perrie Edwards, one of the members of Little Mix, but has since been dating on-again-off-again girlfriend Gigi Hadid.