Ryan Reynolds Says His Anxiety Makes Him Feel Like He’s Going To Die
Ryan Reynolds has opened up about his struggles with anxiety, admitting that sometimes he feels like he’s going to die.
The 45-year-old actor, who is known for his charismatic persona, has spoken about his lifelong battle with anxiety, a condition that bring a sense of uneasiness, worry or fear of what’s about to happen or what might happen, in a new interview with CBS News.
“I’ve had anxiety my whole life really. And you know, I feel like I have two parts of my personality, that one takes over when that happens,” he said.
“When I would go out on, like, Letterman, back in the day, I was nervous. “But I remember I’d be standing backstage before the curtain would open, and I would think to myself, ‘I’m gonna die. I’m literally gonna die here.’”
“‘The curtain’s gonna open and I’m just gonna be, I’m just gonna be a symphony of vomit,’ just, like, something horrible’s gonna happen!
“But as soon as that curtain opens – and this happens in my work a lot too – it’s like this little guy takes over,” he added. “And he’s like, ‘I got this. You’re cool.’
“I feel, like, my heart rate drop, and my breathing calm, and I just sort of go out and I’m this different person. And I leave that interview going, ‘God, I’d love to be that guy,’” he added.
Last week, Reynolds announced that he and his partner Blake Lively would match donations up to $1 million to aid Ukrainian refugees. You can read more about this here.
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