Peter Andre opens up about anxiety battle

He suffered with his mental health for ten years and was even hospitalised

Peter Andre

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Peter Andre has revealed that crippling anxiety left him needing hospital treatment at the height of his singing career after suffering a ‘breakdown’.

Opening up to Irish chat show host Ray D’Arcy in a recent interview, Peter said: "When you talk to people now and you talk about anxiety and you talk about breakdowns and things like that, some people look at it like a weakness.

"Some people look at it like a taboo - but the truth is, it's so real. So many people are going through it. I went through it for years.”

Peter Andre

He continued: “It was a moment, it was in 1998. I was at the top of everything and all of a sudden it just hit me like a tonne of bricks.I couldn't function. I couldn't think straight. I was having panic attacks. I ended up in all sorts of hospitals, on medication, different therapists.”

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He then added that overcoming his struggles gave him a new outlook on life.

"I remember praying and saying, 'Please, if I get another chance, if I can get through this period I will never take it for granted.' So when I did get through it and things came back and I got to do all these wonderful things, I don't take it for granted,” he explained.

Peter also recently opened up about how he met wife Emily, sharing how he wooed her at the start of their relationship.

"When you meet a proper, beautiful, educated lady like Emily, if you want to be taken seriously you have to put in 100 per cent straight away," Peter told The Sunday Times, adding that he asked her father for his permission before dating her.

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