15/06/2016 10:33 BST | Updated 15/06/2016 11:38 BST

Zayn Malik Discusses 'The Best Way To Stay Sane' In New Dazed Interview

The interview's publication comes just days after his cancelled Capital FM Summertime Ball gig.

Zayn Malik has opened up about how he’s been coping with fame as a solo star, in a new interview that comes just days after he pulled out his first planned UK concert due to anxiety.

In it, he discusses the best way to “keep your sanity” and admits that he doesn’t enjoy the celebrity circuit.

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He tells Dazed magazine: “I don't tend to go out much. I stick to my own bubble, as it is. Creatively and socially, I think, as I'm getting older, that's just the way I am.

“I'm just staying the way that I am. I think that's the best way to keep your sanity.

“You've got to hold on to what you are and not let things get to your head, because if you do, that's when everything comes crashing down terribly.”

Over the weekend, fans showed their support for Zayn following his decision not to perform at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

The news announced to ticketholders at Wembley Stadium just moments before he was due to take to the stage, and the former One Direction followed up with his own post on Twitter.

“Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me... with the magnitude of the event I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career,” a section of it read.

“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 empathises with my situation.”

Read Zayn’s full interview in the summer issue of Dazed.

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