Although he has tried many things, like acupuncture and therapy, nothing seems to be helping, so new reports claim that his girlfriend Gigi Hadid is encouraging him to quit.
For a while, anyway.
Sources have revealed that "Gigi suggested to Zayn that he needs to take a year off to focus on himself and that he should just quit touring. The panic attacks are so severe that Zayn can barely breathe or move."
Poor Zayn :(
The source continued, saying that few things help the singer relax. "He loves cooking, and it helps him... so Gigi suggested he pursue that more seriously."
Zayn the chef? We dig it.
If time off is just what the doctor's ordered for Zayn, then we guarantee his fans will be supportive of that. Health is the most important thing, and since his anxiety attacks sound as scary as they do, time off may be just what he needs.
Zayn publicly apologised to his fans last year when he began cancelling shows, writing, "I cannot apologise enough but I want to be honest with everyone who has patiently waited to see me, I promise I will do my best to make this up to everybody I've let down today.
"I know those who suffer anxiety will understand and I hope those who don't can empathise with my situation."
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