Not alone. Anne Hathaway, Kendall Jenner, Stephen Colbert and more stars have opened up about their struggles with anxiety and how they cope.
The Devil Wears Prada actress, for her part, opened up about how she used to get nervous when attending public events but now feels calmer and more confident. “I don’t know, I’m just living life a little differently now and I’m enjoying it,” Hathaway said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October 2022. “I’m so focused and connected to my gratitude, to be in a place this wonderful.”
Jenner, meanwhile, has been candid about her experience with the condition throughout the years. “I have struggled with anxiety for years and it can have good and bad days,” the Kardashians star told Vogue in an August 2022 interview. “If I need to wind down, I really make a point to take 15 minutes to meditate to settle my anxiety so I can get a good night’s rest.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert host also hasn’t been afraid to get real about his struggles with anxiety throughout his life and how he was on medication to combat it. The comedian, however, later realized the medication wasn’t working for him after he married his wife, Evelyn McGee, in 1993 and when his friends Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello moved away.
“I stopped the Xanax after, like, nine days. I went, ‘This isn’t helping.’ So I just suffered through it,” Colbert shared in an interview with Rolling Stone published in August 2018. “I’d sometimes hold the bottle, to go like, ‘I could stop this feeling if I wanted, but I’m not going to. Because I know if I stop the feeling, somehow I’m not working through it, like I have got to go through the tunnel with the spiders in it.’”
He continued: “And then one morning I woke up and my skin wasn’t on fire, and it took me a while to figure out what it was. I wake up the next morning, I’m perfectly fine, to the point where my body’s still humming. I’m a bell that’s been rung so hard that I can still feel myself vibrating. But the actual sound was gone [because] I was starting rehearsal that day to create a new show. And then I went, ‘Oh, my God, I can never stop performing.’ Creating something is what helped me from just spinning apart like an unweighted flywheel. And I haven’t stopped since. Even when I was a writer I always had to be in front of a camera a little bit. I have to perform.”
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