Zayn Malik has thanked fans because of their support after having a severe panic and anxiety attack forced him to cancel his first live U.K. performance.
The former One Direction singer have been billed hitting the stage with the Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, but he disappointed gig-goers by removing at late notice.
As festival organisers broke this news to fans on the venue, Zayn accepted social media to try to explain himself in a very candid, lengthy note.
“I flew in to the UK the other day to appear around my home country before my family, friends above all, my UK fans,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, my anxiety which has haunted me throughout the last couple of months around live performances is now the better of me…using the magnitude in the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.”
Pillowtalk singer proceeded to apologise for letting his fans down whenever they had patiently waited to find out him perform, but promised to really make it up to them after he could.
“I know those that suffer anxiety will understand and I hope people that don’t can empathize with my situation,” he added.
According to concertgoers, the boos Zayn received following your announcement were “deafening” and several ticketholders left prior to a last act with the night, Tinie Tempah, took to takes place to close the show, which have also featured sets by Craig David, Little Mix, Ariana Grande, and Nick Jonas.
Despite the bunch disappointment, other fans popularized Twitter.com to express sympathetic messages together with the star, including his on/off girlfriend Gigi Hadid, who praised her beau for his strength over the trying time.
“Z – I’ve seen the battles your going through and just how you fight to reach a place that lets you get up there for ones fans,” she wrote. “Your bravery during those times makes me proud, however your honesty the other day proved what you’re information about, being real. Human recognizes human. You made the best on the situation and still have given your fans to be able to understand you best as a performer.
“Those who is able to find compassion are actually the ones that should watch you rising. We are all here to back up you and make each experience easier. Your talent and good heart can never lead you wrong.”
“Love you together with so proud of you always. xG,” she concluded.
The ex-boyband member returned to Twitter.com in early stages Sunday to show his gratitude for Gigi and his awesome fans for tireless support.
“Thank you for ones kind messages of support,” he wrote. “It means a good deal.”
The concert cancellation occurred per day after Zayn was spotted in public areas with Gigi in New York City in my ballet shoes since splitting in the start on the month. The young stars were believed to have called time on their own romance, which began in November , on 2 June, but sources claimed they reconciled days later, and also the pair proved that it was back on on Friday as Gigi and Zayn were photographed leaving the model’s Big Apple apartment.