23-year-old singer Zayn Malik reveals in his new book ZAYN that he had a “SERIOUS EATING DISORDER” while he was a member of popular boy-band One Direction.
Malik writes: “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.” He explains that his eating disorder had nothing to do with his appearance or weight, saying: “It wasn’t as though I had any concerns about my weight or anything like that, 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 recognize it for what it was.”
Malik seems to have gotten his life back together and living very healthy lately. However he wasn’t able to always control his urge to starve: “I didn’t feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did… 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.” For more pick up your copy of ZAYN, available at bookstores everywhere!