Zayn Malik is keeping it real, as he openly admitted the reason behind his decision to not show up for the Summertime Ball concert on Saturday.
Appearing for the concert in the UK would have been a sort of stepping stone for Zayn, as it was supposed to be the first gig where he flew solo sans his former band, One Direction. Everything was in order and the fans were waiting to hear from his album “Mind of Mine,” but he did not show up.
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After cancelling his appearance, Zayn posted the following message on Twitter, reports Telegraph:
“To all those people who have been waiting to see me perform at the Capital Summertime Ball today, I 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 … with the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.”
Zayn further appealed to the sympathetic human nature by adding:
“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 everybody I’ve let down today. I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don’t can empathies with my situation.”
This is not the first time that Zayn has taken a decision to cancel his scheduled performances. He has pulled out of Graham Norton show and Radio 2 in the recent times, although this is the first time he has honestly owned up to the reason behind decisions.
Many big names of the entertainment industry identified with Zayn’s situation and backed him up during his difficult time through reassuring messages on social media.
“Take your time, get yourself feeling better, everyone can wait. Good & brave decision made today”, wrote Rae Earl. Nicky Romero also had an encouranging message for him: “hey dude I had it all, the solution is not so far away u just need to know where to start, I feel for you! lmk if u need advice!”
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“Z — I’ve seen the battles you go through and the way you fight to get up there for your fans. Your bravery in those times makes me proud, but your honesty last night proved what you’re all about, being real.”
She added, “Human recognizes human. You made the best of the situation and have given your fans an opportunity to understand you better as a performer. Those who can find compassion now are the ones that deserve to watch you continue to grow.”
“We are all here to support you and make each experience easier. Your talent and good heart will never lead you wrong. Love you and so proud of you always,” the model concluded.
Is a potential reconciliation between the former love-birds on the horizon or was this just a friendly message?
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