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Harry Styles Reveals the Reason Behind His Immense Anxiety and Fear During One Direction Days

Once upon a time, there was a boy band that was a product of a talent search that took the world by storm. The group known as One Direction became a global phenomenon that would drive the ladies wild and had boys asking for their hairstyles in barbershops.

At the peak of their popularity, everyone thought that the band was going to stick around forever.

Unsurprisingly, the musical group disbanded in 2015 just five years after shooting to fame, much like the trajectory of other famous groups. At the time, sources claimed the hiatus was just temporary and they would soon reunite, but that was a couple of years ago already.

The Breakup

But is the group’s disbandment really that unfortunate? While their fans were left beyond disappointed and the music group never came together to perform again, it was a golden opportunity for the band members to concentrate on each of their individual careers, which was speculated to be the reason behind the breakup.

Zayn Malik was the first one to exit the pop band One Direction

Diehard One Direction — more commonly called 1D — fans would know that Zayn Malik was the first to leave the band and just a few months later, split rumors started emerging.

There’s no doubt that as one of the most popular boy band of their generation, One Direction was a force to be reckoned with, but fans have witnessed how each of the members benefited from the split and matured in terms of their next moves and musical endeavors.

Some die-hard supporters even believe that the disbandment might just be a “temporary hiatus” and the group will come back together in the future to explore their untapped capabilities.

But could there be a reunion on the horizon for Liam Payne, Zayn, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson?

The group was composed of Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Liam Payne


Harry believes that the group’s not yet done making music together although he pointed out that nothing will ever be the same again if they did decide to come together again.

Although this doesn’t come off as a clear answer, there is a small silver lining that the 26-year-old is still open to the possibility of a reunion.

This question is being asked even more so ever since the Jonas Brothers, who also disbanded in 2013, recently reunited to release the chart-topping single, Sucker.

Mental Health

It’s quite interesting how Harry still sees that there’s hope for a comeback of One Direction. After all, he did feel a lot of pressure during the group’s high time, admitting to the anxiety he felt while with the band.

For example, the Sign of Times hitmaker said he was terrified of hitting the wrong note or making a mistake that could put his career in jeopardy. This constant fear turned into paranoia.

One time when the singer got arrested for driving under the influence, he even feared for this job and asked his manager if the contract he signed would be annulled.

Harry Styles remembered how his confidence suffered when the group first graced the stage

Despite the anxiety, it’s refreshing to know that he now feels he is in an environment where he can be himself and has a safe space where he can learn from his mistakes instead of fearing them.

Plus, Harry assures that he doesn’t have any bad blood with other members and doesn’t regret being with One Direction. He also pointed out that he wasn’t held back by the group –  on the contrary, he enjoyed performing with his bandmates.

Avid fans would remember Harry’s past with mental health issues because this isn’t the first time he has opened up about his anxiety. In the group’s autobiography, Who We Are, he narrated how he experienced stage fright during their first appearance.

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