Zayn Malik suffered from anxiety

The singer's eating disorder affected his time with the band.

Zayn Malik opened up about overcoming anxiety, his eating disorder, and about his girlfriend-supermodel Gigi Hadid to The Sunday Times Style magazine. “I now have no problem with anxiety. It was something I was dealing with in the band (One Direction),” said Zayn, adding, “People didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are afraid to admit their difficulties, but I don’t believe that it should be a struggle.”

The singer’s eating disorder affected his time with the band. “I came back to the UK and spent some time with my mum. She cooked me food and I got back in touch, mentally, with a lot of the things I’d lost,” added Zayn.

His relationship with Gigi also helped him get back to normal. The couple have been living together in Zayn’s home in Los Angeles. “I call her Gee, she calls me Zee. There’s some other nicknames too, but I’ll keep those private,” he said, reports EOnline.

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