If You Suffer From Anxiety, You'll Relate To These 16 Incredible Female Celebrities
They may look flawless on the outside, but a lot of your favorite, successful celebs have also struggled with anxiety.
Â â€œAll of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out," the model/actress said. "I never cut, but Iâ€™d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialize and have someone sweep me away.â€Â
"I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later," the Birdman actress toldÂ The Wall Street Journal.Â I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change."
"When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me that there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly," the Oscar-nominated actress toldÂ Madame Figaro. "When I started school, the light went out. It was never known what it was, a kind of social anxiety."
"It was beginning to get fuzzy - I couldn't even tell which day or which city I was at," the Grammy-nominated singer toldÂ The Sun. "I would sit there at ceremonies and they would give me an award and I was just thinking about the next performance. My mother was very persistent and she kept saying that I had to take care of my mental health."
"It can feel, at times, if you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybodyâ€™s waiting for you to really mess up â€“ and then youâ€™ll be done," the pop princess toldÂ NME. "AÂ lot of the time I need to call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and all the things that matter. If you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, thatâ€™s the biggest risk.â€
"People use 'panic attack' very casually out here in Los Angeles," the comedian toldÂ Glamour. "But I don't think most of them really know what it is. Every breath is labored. You are dying. You are going to die. It's terrifying. And then when the attack is over the depression is still there. It feels like I'm desperately homesick, but I'm home."
"I have anxiety attacks, constant panicking on stage, my heart feels like it's going to explode because I never feel like I'm going to deliver, ever," the singerÂ said.
"I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain," the television personality toldÂ Access Hollywood.
"It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever," the youngest Kardashian/JennerÂ saidÂ of her life growing up in the spotlight. "My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost a part of myself."
"I still do get terribly nervous, and that's partly due to the fact I think too much and overanalyze things," the actress toldÂ Glamour. "I'll start worrying about my parents or my dog, and Ill picture him opening the window of my apartment and falling out, even though I can't get that thing open myself."
"Between ages 15 and 20, it was really intense," the actress toldÂ Marie Claire. "I was constantly anxious. I was kind of a control freak. If I didn't know how something was going to turn out, I would make myself ill, or just be locked up or inhibited in a way that was really debilitating."
"I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts," the model toldÂ Vanity Fair. "It didn't feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn't like it. I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die."
"I'm not good in large groups," the pop God admitted in her E! documentary. "I just make everything more awkward."
"If I get stuck in a crowd, I'll start to think, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die. Something's going to go wrong and someone's going to stab me,'" the "Confident" singer admitted toÂ Nylon.
"It was the weirdest time of my life," the singerÂ said. "Sick, horrible things would go throughÂ my mind but I didn't want to draw attention to myself...It got to the point when I couldn't even get into the car and go to the studio."