Zayn Malik Reveals How His Mum Helped Him Recover from Eating Disorder and Anxiety

The ex member of One Direction, Zayn Malik, opened up about his battle with the eating disorder and anxiety after he took a break from the spotlight and spent some time with his parents.

The 24-year-old star said that he’s thankful to his mother for helping him get his eating habits back to normal. He has since stopped having mental health problems and is now able to go back to performing.

“It was a control thing,” Zayn said. “Every area of my life was so regimented and controlled it was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I’m not eating that’. Once I got over the control, the eating just came back into place, super naturally.

“I came back to the UK and spent some time with my mum and got some TLC, and she cooked me food and I got back in touch, mentally, with a lot of the things I’d lost.”

He continued: “I now have no problem with anxiety. It was something I was dealing with in the band.”