One of Your 1D Faves Was Diagnosed w/ Brain Disorder Before Band Even Formed
The hits just keep on coming. Hot off the news that Zayn Malik suffered from an eating disorder in 2014, before he left One Direction, the 23-year-old’s autobiography, Zayn, hit shelves, and revealed even more secret details about his past… including a mental disorder diagnosis.
“[Growing up] I was pretty wild,” he wrote in the book. “I could never focus, couldn’t get a handle on where my brain wanted to go. I was constantly getting in trouble.” Little did he know what was actually brewing inside of his head.
“Once, when I was at Tong High School, I was collared for a BB gun in class,” he said. “It wasn’t loaded or anything, but me waving it around didn’t go down too well. I was later diagnosed by doctors as having super-hyperactivity — or ADHD as they like to label it.”
According to WebMD, ADHD ((Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. “Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Zayn came clean about suffering from a mental health disorder. Back in June, Gigi Hadid‘s boyfriend was forced to cancel his performance at London’s Capital Summertime Ball because he was suffering from the “worst anxiety” of his career. “I have been working over the last 3 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 wrote in a 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.”
Zayn Malik isn’t the first celebrity to admit he has ADHD. All of these stars suffer, too: