Zayn Malik has canceled another concert due to his battle with crippling anxiety, he announced in a statement today. The “Pillowtalk” crooner was set to perform at Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai Friday, October 7, but ultimately decided he’s not up for the job.
“Dear fans, 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 wrote.
“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, Zayn,” he added.
The British hunk first canceled a show due to anxiety back in June, so this is clearly an issue he’s been struggling with since leaving One Direction. Perhaps being a solo artist is too much pressure for him?