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'I Had Become Ill!' Zayn Malik Reveals The Truth About His Shocking Weight Loss — Is He OK?

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Nov. 1 2016, Updated 1:03 p.m. ET

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Zayn Malik is officially an open book! The former One Direction member confessed a heartbreaking secret about his troubled past with an eating disorder in his new autobiography.

Zayn Malik arrives at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' with his band One Direction

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“When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was," the "Pillowtalk" singer said in his new autobiography, Zayn, according to The Sun.

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Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles of One Direction arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards

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“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 continued.

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Zayn Malik arrives at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' with his band One Direction

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He explained that he wasn't concerned about his "weight or anything like that," but he would "go for days, sometimes two or three days straight without eating anything at all." Adding, "It got quite serious, although at the time I didn’t recognise it for what it was."

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The boys from One Direction arrive at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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“I think it was about control. I didn’t feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did," Zayn wrote. “I had lost so much weight I had become ill. The workload and the pace of life on the road put together with the pressures and strains of everything going on within the band had badly affected my eating habits.”

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Zayn Malik arrives at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' with his band One Direction

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In early 2015, Zayn quit One Direction and has since released his own album.

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Celebrities seen leaving Chiltern Firehouse in London, UK

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