PETER Andre has revealed he was rushed to hospital after suffering 20 panic attacks a day.
The star, 46, also told how he used to sleep for 18 hours to escape his anxiety.
He told Woman’s Own: “I felt like I was an icon, and I started living like one, the worst thing you can do is start believing the hype surrounding you…
“All the signs were showing that mentally I wasn’t in the best shape.”
Peter says his anxiety attacks would come out of nowhere.
He revealed: “During a family meal with my parents…
“I started shaking, out of nowhere, my mind became flooded with images of me hurting myself, it was terrifying.
“I ran to my room crying and shaking, I was rushed to hospital.
“For two years, I suffered up to 20 panic attacks a day, my only escape was when I was sleeping, so I would often spend up to 18 hours a day asleep.”
Peter has previously revealed he had panic attacks ‘every day for years’ but was too scared to tell his parents.
He said: “I remember when I had my first panic attack, which was horrific… At the time, you think you are going to die.
“There is nothing anybody could tell you that is going make you understand that you’re not going die from it. It’s just a fear.
“And I used to not know who to talk to: I couldn’t talk to my parents because they were so old school, that they would just be like, ‘Get yourself a drink and you’ll be fine.’ They didn’t understand, so I was too scared to tell them.
“Once I started to understand what the problem was and the panic attacks were so regular – everyday – for years, I started to want to talk about it because it was the only way I could get better… It was the best thing I ever did.”
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