Harry Styles Talks Self-Confidence Struggle: "I Had No Idea How to Control My Anxiety"

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Would you ever believe in a million years that Harry Styles had a confidence issue? Yeah, we had a hard time swallowing this too, but in an excerpt from the One Direction autobiography "Who We Are," Harry spills the beans about his past struggles with self-confidence and anxiety.

Harry explained, "I suffered some pretty serious confidence issues when I first appeared on stage. In the film we made, This Is Us, I explained why an incident upset me a lot after we appeared on a big Saturday night TV show in the UK. I wasn't happy with my vocal and after the show I saw some comments that I struggled with...I'll be totally honest here and say it played on my mind for a long time."

In time, Hazza was able to overcome some of his issues, explaining, "I'm naturally a fairly confident person in most situations, but not all... At that point any natural confidence I had was being taken over by nerves because back then I had no idea how to channel and control my anxiety. One Direction have always been a band that gigs heavily, so over time I've been able to learn about nerves, to understand why and when they might hit and, best of all, how to control them."

He also shed some light on what it's like to visit new places on tour, giving some details about how he makes it a little bit easier on himself: "Usually when I get to places I haven't been to before, I try to meet someone or family who live there and let them show me around. That's usually how I feel I can get the best experience."
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