Zayn Malik is over the crippling anxiety that prevented him from performing live.
The former One Direction star – who has previously cancelled a number of scheduled appearances due to his anxiety disorder – is gearing up to release his much-awaited follow-up to 2016 debut solo LP ‘Mind of Mine’, and has admitted he’s feeling much more “confident” about hitting the road soon after overcoming his fears.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 about his second album, he admitted: “I’m excited to see what people think of it. I think my confidence has grown in the last year and a half.
“It’s a bit different to my last record in terms of, it’s matured.”
The 25-year-old hunk says that he had a lot going on in his head after quitting One Direction in 2015, but he says he’s managed to nurture the true sound he needs to be “prominent” on his new record.
He confessed: “I didn’t know what was going on for a while.
“I was just putting out a record and not really being as prominent as I wanted to be.