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Zayn Malik Reveals He Suffered From An Eating Disorder

Zayn Malik has spoken frankly about battling with anxiety and an eating disorder and admits that “people don’t expect it from a guy.”

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Speaking to The Sunday Time Style Magazine, the 24-year-old former One Direction singer revealed that has stopped suffering from the mental health problems that impacted his life when he was in One Direction.

Speaking about his anxiety which forced him to pull out of the Summertime Ball last summer, he said:

People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy.

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“We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth.

“If you were a guy, you used to have to be really masculine, but now expressing emotion is accepted and respected”.

Zayn also delved into why he developed an eating disorder while he was in the world famous boyband, admitting it was because food was the only part of his life he had control over.

He explained: ”Every area of my life was so regimented and controlled, it was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I’m not eating that.”.

How very brave of him to open up and share his difficulties with the world.

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