Written by Zoë Holloway, November 2, 2016

Zayn Malik’s tell-all book Zayn was released today – and with it, a whole lot of previously unknown information about the 23-year-old singer.

It's out now ! #ZAYNBOOK

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One of the more shocking revelations is that the jet-haired heart-throb had an eating disorder during his final months in One Direction.

‘When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was,’ Zayn admits. ‘Something I’ve never talked about in public before, but which I have come to terms with since leaving the band, is that I was suffering from an eating disorder.’

He continues on to say that, ‘While I [didn’t] have any concerns about my weight or anything like that… I’d just go for days – sometimes two or three days straight – without eating anything at all.’

Zayn confesses that he didn’t realise the severity of his condition at the time, and in the final few months with 1D the condition worsened. ‘I didn’t feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did,’ he says.

The singer has since left the band and is ‘feeling great’.

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