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No one is immune to mental health issues, and Zayn Malik just opened up about his anxiety in his new memoir Zayn, explaining why he decided to share it with the public. We know that he’s struggled with anxiety for a while, and recently had to cancel a concert due to the issue, so we’re glad to hear what’s going on in his own words.

This topic is obviously very difficult to speak about, let alone on such a public platform — but Malik manages to do so with unwavering honesty and grace. You know, like the awesome human he is.

Malik describes his decision to come forward with the truth, and what it means for him.

He goes on to explain how he still had anxiety when he was a member of One Direction, but the symptoms were marked by the “safety net of the band.”

And that’s why we love Zayn so much; he’s not afraid to be real, even things aren’t perfect. Below is a message that he posted on Instagram before the release of his book.

We can’t wait to read it and get to know Zayn on a deeper level. Sending him all the love and good vibes!