Zayn Malik 'not sufficiently confident' to perform in Dubai

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Anxiety is known to take a major toll on the careers of musicians like Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony and now, Zayn Malik who was set to appear in Dubai at the Autism Rocks Arena on Oct. 7 but pulled out due to his anxiety.

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"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 penned in a letter to his fans. Unfortunately, Zayn is no stranger to the crippling affects of anxiety. The "Pillowtalk" singer canceled his appearance at the Summertime Ball festival in London on June 11 and promised to make it up to his fans.

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Malik, of course, rose to fame in One Direction, but his notoriety grew even bigger after the March release of his debut solo album, Mind of Mine, which gave the singer his first No.1 single as a solo artist.

Since the announcement, Zayn's loyal "Zquad" have undoubtedly come to his defense to lend support to the singer with the hashtag #GetWellSoonZayn.

The CEO of 117live -- the organizers of the event -- went on to wish Zayn the best stating, "Whilst disappointed not to be hosting the planned Oct 7th. Dubai concert we appreciate Zayn's honest apologies and wish him all the best for the future."

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Zayn Malik attends the world premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Bbc Radio 1 Teen Awards, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 09 Oct 2011, One Direction - Zayn Malik (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: Zayn Malik of One Direction launch their new Nokia handsets at The Carphone Warehouse on October 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
DUISBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: Zayn Malik of One Direction takes photos with fans The Dome 60 on November 30, 2011 in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo by Mathis Wienand/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 22: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on January 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Zayn Malik arrives at the BRIT Awards 2012 at O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Zayn Malik of the band One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' show at Rockefeller Plaza on March 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Singers Niall Horan, Zayn Malik of One Direction pose for photos at theSiriusXM Studio on March 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
SOMERDALE, NJ - MARCH 17: Zayn Malik and Zayn Malik of the group One Direction attends a CD signing for 'Up All Night' at Walmart on March 17, 2012 in Somerdale, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
Zayn Malik of One Direction performs at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, Sunday, July 1, 2012. (Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Bbc Radio 1'S Teen Awards, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 07 Oct 2012, One Direction - Zayn Malik (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Zayn Malik of the group One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Zayn Malik attends a press conference for 'One Direction This Is Us' at Big Sky Studios on August 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Zayn Malik attends the world premiere of 'One Direction - This Is Us' at The Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Zayn Malik performs onstage at the 'One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party' hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles  Clear Channel's new music and events venue located at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Zayn Malik of the band One Direction performs onstage during rehearsals for the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2013/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction performs onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2013/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction poses in the press room during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Zayn Malik attends The Asian Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Singer Zayn Malik attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Zayn Malik attends the premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton' at Microsoft Theater on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Singer Zayn Malik is seen walking in Soho on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Zayn Malik seen leaving the Soho House in Meatpacking District on March 24, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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