Zayn Malik took Instagram to explain his recent Capital FM Summertime Ball cancellation. 

The 23-year-old pop star revealed that live performances have been the cause of a lot of unwanted nerves. In the days leading up to the Summertime Ball performance, his anxiety has been especially heightened. “With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career,” Malik states.

The former One Direction member also took the time to apologize to his fans for not being able to make the performance. “I cannot apologize enough but I want to be honest with everyone who has patiently waited to see me,” Malik expressed. 

Nick JonasAriana GrandeLittle Mix and more will be making appearances at this year’s Summertime Ball.