Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik took to his Twitter account to explain why he couldn’t perform at the Capital Summertime Ball in the UK, owing to sudden anxiety issues.

In a heartfelt message on Twitter, he apologised profusely to his fans, saying that anxiety got the better of him. Apparently, he has had anxiety issues for a few months now.

The singer was slated to join will.i.am, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Mike Posner, Flo Rida and many more for the festival, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Anxiety has got the better of musicians and producers in the past, and they’ve come out of it splendidly. A notable case is Nicky Romero, who replied to Zayn extending his support and offering help if required.