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Ryan Reynolds Says His Anxiety Makes Him Feel Like He’s Going To Die

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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.’”

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“‘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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