Zayn Malik has been forced to cancel his upcoming show due to “extreme anxiety”.

He was set to perform in Dubai today but instead released a statement apologising to his fans saying he’s “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.”

“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 was also forced to cancel his performance at the ‘Summertime Ball’ in the UK for the same reason in June.

In June he tweeted ”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.” 

He was supported by girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, who shared a sweet response aimed at Malik saying ‘Z – I’ve seen the battles you go through and the way you fight to get to a place that allows you to get up there for your fans,” the model wrote. “Your bravery in those times makes me proud, but your honesty last night proved what you’re all about, being real. Human recognises a human. You made the best of the situation and had 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,” she continued. “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 🙂 xG.”

Zayn has no Australian live dates planned.

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