Zayn Malik Opens Up About His Battle With Anxiety

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In a brand new interview with Sunday Times Style magazine, Zayn Malik decided to open about how he managed to overcome his anxiety issues as well as issues with food. Zayn has previously talked about his problems with anxiety, especially after citing them as the reason for cancelling a show in June of last year.

“I now have no problem with anxiety. It was something I was dealing with in the band. People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth,” the singer said in his interview with Sunday Times Style magazine.

Malik was also known for suffering from a serious eating disorder while he was a part of One Direction. However, he revealed that he has everything under control now. “It was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I’m not eating that.’ Once I got over the control, the eating just came back into place, super naturally. I came back to the U.K. and spent some time with my mum and got some TLC, and she cooked me food and I got back in touch, mentally, with a lot of the things I’d lost,” he noted in the interview.