Carson Daly on his panic attacks: "You feel like you're dying"
UPI News Service, 03/09/2018
Carson Daly says he feels like he's "dying" during a panic attack.
The 44-year-old television personality and "The voice" host discussed his longtime struggle with anxiety disorder and panic attacks on Friday's episode of "Today."
"Looking back on my life, I was a worrywart kid. I was always worrying," Daly recalled. "My father died when I was five. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I've been nervous my whole life."
"My very first panic attack happened -- and, by the way, I didn't know what it was at the time -- when I was a host at MTV," he said.
"The success of my career -- I flew to New York and my life changed overnight. I had a hard time breathing. I was terrified for no apparent reason."
Daly said his panic attacks became so severe that he once checked himself into a hospital.
"You feel like you're dying," he shared.
"In fact, I went to the hospital. I've got leads [for heart monitoring] on my chest, and I'm like, 'My heart is going to stop or I'm going to have a heart attack,' and of course you're perfectly fine."
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