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Zayn Malik has cancelled his October 7 Dubai concert, 117Live has announced. The singer is battling extreme anxiety, he said in a press statement, so his gig at Autism Rocks Arena will no longer be taking place. The news comes just under a week after pop star Selena Gomez postponed her Dubai concert, which was due to take place at the same venue in November.

Malik issued a statement for his fans in which he apologises for having to cancel.

“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, but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show in Dubai in October,” he said in the statement.

“I am assured that all tickets will be refunded. I am truly sorry to disappoint you. I hope to see you all soon. Thank you to all my fans who support me globally.”

Full refunds will be given to all fans, 117Live confirmed in a press statement. “Whilst disappointed not to be hosting the planned  Dubai concert, we appreciate Zayn’s honest apologies and wish him all the best for the future,” said 117Live CEO Thomas Ovesen. “We will be looking forward to sharing more of Zayn’s plans with his Middle East fans when we have such information and will now get the ticket refund process started.”

Ticketholders who are looking for information on how to receive a refund can visit www.117live.com/zayn

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