Zayn Malik opens up further about eating disorder

Publish Date
Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:58AM
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Ex One Direction member Zayn Malik has opened up about his mental health struggles, revealing his battle with an eating disorder. 

In a candid interview, he spoke about how society doesn't expect men to have emotional problems. 

Speaking to The Sunday Times Style magazine, the singer said he no longer suffers from the anxiety and disordered eating that he experienced during his time with One D. 

"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."

"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."

Last year, the singer revealed that he suffered from an eating disorder in his autobiography, sometimes going for several days without eating.

In his latest interview, he revealed that it was his way of having control over his life, which saw him endlessly touring with the band.

"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,'" he explained.

Malik also pulled out of several live performances because of his anxiety issues.  

 

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