zaynSinger Zayn Malik, who was due to appear at a show in Dubai on October 7, has cancelled his concert, saying anxiety issues did not make him confident enough to perform a major solo show.

The concert organisers said in a statement on their website that the concert had been cancelled and that ticket holders would be refunded.

“I have been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances I feel I am making progress,” Malik told fans in a message posted on the website.

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