Zayn Malik opens up about his 'serious' eating disorder

scandal 02/11/2016

Awwww Zayn, he's really not having the best time at the moment is he... First he was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, and now this?

The One Direction star opens up about suffering from an eating disorder in his new book, Zayn.

"When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was," he wrote.

"Something I've never talked about in public before, but which I have come to terms with since leaving the band, is that I was suffering from an eating disorder."

Zayn made the decision to leave the band in March 2015.

"It wasn't as though I had any concerns about my weight or anything like that, I'd just go for days - sometimes two or three days straight - without eating anything at all. It got quite serious, although at the time I didn't recognise it for what it was."

The revealed that it all came down to having a sense of control over something in his life.

"I didn't feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did," he writes.

Awwwwww Zayn :( we're so glad you're doing better now!