Zayn Malik Reveals He Had an Eating Disorder

Zayn has revealed in his soon to be released memoir that while he was in the band he would often skip eating and had very bad eating habits. He now realises that what he really had was some form of eating disorder and he thinks it was quite dangerous:

“When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was… 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.”

The singer, who has now gone solo very successfully, comments that he would go for days without eating and he never noticed how serious that was at the time:

“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. 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 began dropping a dramatic amount of weight:

“I had lost so much weight I had become ill. The workload and the pace of life on the road put together with the pressures and strains of everything going on within the band had badly affected my eating habits.”