Zayn Malik Cancels Dubai Concert Due To Anxiety

​The Freedun singer announced to Dubai fans he will be unable to attend his up-coming Dubai concert due to anxiety issues

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With a net worth of approximately £30 million, a Victoria Secret model girlfriend and a debut album that reached the top spot in both the US and UK chart earlier this year, from the outside it would seem that Zayn Malik has it all.

But, as we know, looks can be deceiving and fame and fortune are no cure for matters of the heart and mind.

Unfortunately for the star, his ongoing anxiety issues have meant he has had to pull out of a concert in Dubai next month.

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In an open letter to his fans, the 23-year-old singer apologised for cancelling the 'One Night Only' show on 7 October to say: 

'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,' he said in a press release.

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The announcement comes two months after the singer exclusively explained to ELLE how his anxiety intensifies his concerns regarding his public perception. 

'I just don't have it in me to feel fully secure in anything I do. I always strive towards something better.

'It's why I sometimes come across the wrong way – a bit distant. I'm stressed out trying to control how I'm perceived. I think about things a lot,' he added. 

This is not the first time the former One Direction star has had to pull out of a concert at the last minute due to confidence issues.

In June, the Pillow Talk singer was a no-show at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley arena due to crippling anxiety, minutes before he was due to headline the show. 

In a statement on Twitter, the star said: '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. 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 empathise with my situation,' he continued. 

We're thinking of you, Zayn. 

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