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Zayn Malik Apologizes to Fans After Canceling Dubai Show Due to 'Extreme Anxiety'

by Alex Ungerman 1:30 PM PDT, September 06, 2016
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Zayn Malik needs some time to get well.

The "Pillowtalk" singer apologized to his fans on Tuesday after canceling an upcoming concert appearance in Dubai. Malik previously canceled a performance at the U.K.'s Capital Summertime Ball in June.

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"I have been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances," the 23-year-old wrote via a statement on 117 Live. "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," Malik added. "Thank you to all my fans who support me globally."

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For the time being, the tour dates section of the singer's website just reads "Coming Soon."

Meanwhile, the former One Directioner opened up in July about the unexpected thing that made him choose to leave the band.

Watch the video below for his out-of-this-world explanation.

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