He was due to play at the Autism Rocks Arena on 7 October.
Ex-member of One Direction Zayn Malik has been enjoying great success with his solo album, Mind of Mine, since it was released back in March.
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But he has revealed that he has trouble with major solo performances. In June, he cancelled an appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball last-minute due to the “worst anxiety of his career”.
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And today he announced that he will not be appearing at a scheduled concert at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena on 7 October.
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I have 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,