By Alisha Jackson
On Saturday, Zayn Malik was faced with the extremely difficult decision to cancel his performance at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium. In a photo posted through Twitter, Zayn said, “Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me,” adding, “with the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety in my career.”
Zayn apologized to his fans for pulling out of the show, and reached out to those who may share his struggle with anxiety. “I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don’t can empathize with my situation.” Judging by the Twitter responses, most of his fans did understand, including one who is very near and dear to his heart.
Gigi Hadid, Zayn’s reportedly on-again-of-again girlfriend (clearly they are on again right now), took to Twitter to show her support for her man by posting an open letter to him.
“Z – 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,” the model 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. You made the best of the situation and have given your fans an opportunity to understand you better as a performer.”
“Those who can find compassion now are the ones that deserve to watch you continue to grow,” she continued. “We are all here to support you and make each experience easier. Your talent and good heart will never lead you wrong. Love you and so proud of you always:) xG.”
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