Zayn Malik’s Memoir Reveals Details Of Eating Disorder And The Freedom He Felt After Leaving One Direction

Zayn Malik, the former One Direction band member, has expressed his disappointment with social media fans who have both questioned and criticized his professional decisions.

The popular singer is perceived as an interesting personality due to his abrupt departure from One Direction and his subsequent fallout with Simon Cowell, the media mogul who created and promoted One Direction. In an attempt to be fully understood by the media and his fans, Zayn Malik has decided to write his autobiography, titled simply Zayn. When the first excerpt of the autobiography was released, readers were finally given the first opportunity to understand the tone and mood of Zayn’s life story. According to NME, Malik spoke about how he hoped his autobiography would be a fantastic opportunity for his fans to not only connect with him but understand him.

“I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”

It appears that Zayn Malik may not have been a happy man while collaborating with other One Direction band members because the autobiography reveals the English singer felt stifled by projecting a personality that’s not his. While working as a One Direction band member, the singer had to pretend to be a prude who doesn’t like producing sensual songs that touch upon topics like sex.

Simon Cowell was upset because the former One Direction member attacked band members by openly criticizing their music. His departure from One Direction has released a new freedom for Malik, giving him the opportunity to produce songs whose themes were never explored by One Direction.

For instance, “Pillowtalk,” Malik’s solo single from his debut album Mind of Mine, allowed the singer to convey the message that it’s always possible to get closer to your lover while overcoming relationship challenges.

According to Pop Crush, Malik revealed that his music is entirely different from One Direction’s music inasmuch as it explores other dimensions of love and romance.

“It [‘Pillowtalk’] was a sick cut, nailing the exact sound I wanted to capture in my music. I was also able to sing about a subject that I hadn’t really been able to go near while I was in One Direction: sex.”

Going solo has given Zayn Malik a new direction, and he’s now free to use his creativity in a way that suits him. In fact, the Mirror reports that the singer heaved a sigh of relief after his exit from One Direction because he’s finally free to channel his thoughts and emotions through his lyrics.

InStyle magazine also reports that Zayn, which was released on November 1, reveals unexpected details of the popular singer’s eating disorder.

“I’d just go for days — sometimes two or three days straight — without eating anything at all.”

Since going solo, Zayn Malik has reached new heights in both his professional and personal life. His romance with Gigi Hadid has blossomed ever since they met in 2015, and today Malik and Gigi are one of the cutest couples in show business. They recently appeared together in romantic poses in Vogue‘s photo shoot.

Gigi revealed that she feels very comfortable with Malik because they both have a Middle-Eastern heritage. According to the Mirror, Gigi spoke about how her bonding with the singer has strengthened due to their similar cultural backgrounds.

“When someone comes up to me and they tell me, ‘I’m Palestinian’ and we make a connection, it’s beautiful. My boyfriend is also half Middle Eastern. It’s just a connection that you make that’s really cool.”

Gigi’s remarks have caused a stir amongst fans because Zayn is half-Pakistani, and Pakistan is a South Asian country, not a Middle Eastern nation. However, Zayn Malik is a practicing Muslim and the pop star could well have some Middle-Eastern influences affecting his beliefs and opinions.

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