Zayn Malik was reportedly forced to cancel a show last weekend because the former One Direction singer suffered what could be the worst anxiety of his career. He thereafter turned to Adele for counseling on the terrible anxiety problems.
Image: Zayn Malik.
“Experience” they say, “is the best teacher.” Adele has previously talked about her anxiety problems on many occasions. She admitted the problem had prevented her from playing large festivals but revealed she eventually overcame her issues, and next weekend she’s set to lead the way at Glastonbury festival for the first time.
A report from Anxiety website says: “Adele experiences fear and a racing heart when facing large audiences and is afraid these reactions will cause her to run from the stage and disappoint countless fans.
“She recalled past experiences at shows in Amsterdam and Brussels when nerves led to vomiting and drove her to escape using a fire exit.
“In addition to stage fright, Adele told Rolling Stone Magazine that she suffered from a severe panic attack just before meeting her idol, Beyonce. She reports then being deeply moved and surprised when the star praise her, likening her voice to God’s.
Painfully, the report added that, “Adele has turned down several lucrative offers to perform in venues throughout the world due to her condition. She has expressed a strong preference for performing in intimate, low-key venues, even though those settings do not generate nearly as much income.”
According to The Mirror, Zayn’s team has reached out to Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins for advice on how to deal with his crippling problem.
Speaking about Zayn’s problems a source told The Mirror: “Zayn’s management are doing everything they can to help him because it’s having a major impact on his career. I believe she has been in touch with Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins about it because Adele got a lot of help with panic attacks and stage fright – and look at her now.
“They’re 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. During One Direction’s tours Zayn used to see the crowd and melt.
“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. He pulled out of Graham Norton because he was bloody terrified. He told me so himself. Touring and appearances was always his least favorite thing.”
Image: Zayn Malik.
A report confirms that last weekend after Zayn withdrew from the show at Capital’s Summertime Ball, he told fans: “Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me. With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.
“I cannot apologize enough but I want to be honest with everyone who has patiently waited to see me, I promise I will do my best to make this up to everybody I’ve let down today. I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don’t can empathize with my situation.”