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Zayn Malik Has Cancelled An Upcoming Dubai Concert Due To Anxiety

He was due to play at the Autism Rocks Arena on 7 October.

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In a note on the venue's website, Zayn explained to fans that though he feels he is making progress, he is still suffering from extreme anxiety.

Dear Fans,

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,


The promoters expressed their sadness at the news, saying in a statement that they "appreciate Zayn's honest apologies and wish him all the best".