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Zayn Malik pulls out of Summertime Ball because of 'anxiety attack'

Zayn Malik said he has been suffering from anxiety for 'the last few months'. Credit: Mark Runnacles / PA Archive

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has apologised to fans after being forced to pull out of a performance because of an 'anxiety attack'.

In a post on his Twitter page, Malik told fans he had been "haunted" by anxiety around live performances for "the last few months".

He added that this time his condition "got 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.

– Zayn Malik