Singer Zayn Malik has reportedly sought help from fellow pop star Adele
Singer Zayn Malik has reportedly sought help from fellow pop star Adele on how to manage his crippling anxiety attacks.
Both musicians have publicly confessed in the past to suffering from debilitating nervous breakdowns ahead of shows that left them unable to perform.
Just last weekend (11-12Jun16), Zayn pulled out of his gig at London’s Wembley Stadium at the last minute due to an anxiety episode and it’s claimed he has now sought advice from Adele on how she managed to overcome the problem.
“Zayn’s management are doing everything they can to help him because its having a major impact on his career,” a source tells U.K. newspaper the Sunday Mirror. “I believe (he’s) been in touch with Adele’s manager Johnathan Dickins about it because Adele got a lot of help with panic attacks and stage fright – and look at her now.
“They’re (Zayn’s management team) pulling in people who can help him because he can overcome this and if he’s going to stay in music and singing he absolutely has to get it under control.”
“After the issue last weekend it has become a matter of urgency,” the source added.
Zayn dropped out of boy band One Direction one year before launching his solo career with the release of his debut album Mind of Mine in March (16).
And while he was with the pop group, it’s claimed his anxiety attacks prevented him from functioning well both on and off the stage.
“During One Direction’s tours Zayn used to see the crowd and melt,” the insider noted. “He’d sweat, moan, complain, and he had to have a smoke, and a few beers beforehand to calm him.
“I’m sure that was a big factor in his decision to leave One Direction. He woke up one morning and just could no longer deal with the fear.
“Touring and appearances was always his least favourite thing.”