Angelica Florio
Updated Jul 29, 2017 @ 4:02 pm
Picture of Zayn Malik
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The One Direction breakup left a boy-band sized hole in our hearts. But in a recent interview, former member Zayn Malik explained just how bad his anxiety was during the band’s heyday. Malik spoke with Vogueabout not being very outgoing, and how the band’s pressures were fueling his anxiety even more.

In the interview, Malik explained why he’s been avoiding making public appearances.

Don’t worry though. Malik said that he’s working on a second album and will be making more public appearances then. Cue the collective sigh of relief.

This isn’t the first time the singer has spoken up about the mental health taboo, and his past struggle to overcome an eating disorder. Although Malik is celebrated for his impeccable style (he really doesn’t have an excuse to dress badly when he has the freedom to share clothes with girlfriend Gigi Hadid), he has really shown us how open and honest a celebrity can be.

We love a hot man who can talk about his feelings!

Malik also explained that he’s conscientious about coming off as arrogant. He worries that being too public might make him seem so.

Watch the full interview to see just how introspective the singer is.

We love watching him grow and become an awesome individual. We can’t wait to see more of him in the future!