Zayn Malik thanks fans for support after he reveals anxiety struggle


Celebrity Sightings in New York City - June 10, 2016

Zayn Malik has thanked his fans for their support after anxiety forced him to pull out of his performance at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

The former One Direction star has received plenty of supportive messages from fans after admitting his battle with nerves, and tweeted to say thank you.

The singer, 23, had been due to take to the stage at the event on Saturday night but withdrew, writing a message online explaining that he had "suffered the worst anxiety of my career".

Zayn's girlfriend Gigi Hadid has written her own loving note of support for her man, praising his "bravery" and "honesty" in speaking up and saying how proud she was of him.