Zayn Malik has been forced to pull out of a gig in Dubai next month due to his ongoing anxiety surrounding solo performances.
The former One Direction star was due to perform at the Autism Rocks Arena on 7th October however he revealed his crippling anxiety has forced him to withdraw from the performance as he is not 'sufficiently confident'.
Back in June, the 23-year-old pop star pulled out of playing the Capital Summertime Ball in London just 90 minutes before the show was due to kick off, as he was suffering the same issue - which he now explained is persisting.
Zayn announced his departure from One Direction in March last year after five years in the group, after which he released his chart-topping debut solo single Pillowtalk from his album Mind Of Mine.
While he has been inundated with praise for his solo work, Zayn - who has been dating supermodel Gigi Hadid, 21, since late 2015 - admitted he is struggling to work alone.
He revealed ahead of June's Summertime Ball: 'With the magnitude of the event I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.'