Eve Opens Up About Dealing W/ Anxiety & Recent Panic Attack During Pandemic: I Was Shaking, Crying & Screaming
Rapper turned talk show co-host Eve got vulnerable and opened up about her battle with anxiety and panic attacks. During a special mental health segment on The Talk Friday (Oct. 9th), she said she’s experienced anxiety since her childhood and even recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For me, it’s anxiety. I still have it; I still live with it; it ebbs and flows. When I was younger, it was terrible. And, you know, I was put on medication and I got to the point where my medication that I was taking, I started drinking with the medication, so I could be even more numb which is horrible.”
“But then, when I would come down from that numbness or that hangover, my anxiety was way worse. So it became a cycle.”
She said she’s still dealing with panic attacks today, and recalled a recent situation where she called on help from her husband, Max Cooper.
“I still get panic attacks. My most recent one was not too long ago during this whole COVID situation. And I was shaking, crying, screaming at Max. Like, ‘You have to call somebody right now!’ And he knew, like I’m getting emotional right now, but he knew, because he’s seen me have anxiety attacks.”
She went on to say:
“So he knew to just sit with me and calm me down. And I was like, ‘I am dying….’ And he was like, ‘You’re fine, you’re fine, look, I’m here.’ And he really had to bring me down. So, it’s a lot, I know I’m going to live with it for the rest of my life. I don’t want to go back on medication. I’ve been there, and I don’t trust myself with it. So now, I’m so thankful actually we are doing this show, and we’re having people on to give us other tools. I just want other things to do, and mindfulness, praying, whatever you want to call it, meditation, that’s where I’m at now.”
Thoughts and prayers with Eve!