Former One Direction star Zayn Malik canceled his Wembley Stadium show over the weekend, citing crippling anxiety as his reason for pulling out just 90 minutes before he was due on stage.
Malik took to Twitter to explain that his ongoing issues with anxiety had finally gotten the better of him, and that leading up to the event he “suffered the worst anxiety of [his] career”.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) June 11, 2016
Now Zayn’s girlfriend Gigi Hadid has penned an open letter as a response, in an effort to help fans understand exactly what Zayn has been suffering.
“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,” she wrote. “Your bravery in those times makes me proud, but your honesty last night proved what you’re all about, being real. Human recognizes human.”
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) June 12, 2016