Carson Daly revealed on NBC's "Today" show Friday that he has dealt with anxiety and panic attacks since childhood and has even had them on the air.
The former MTV "Total Request Live" host and current host of "The Voice" said that, like Kevin Love, he wanted to share his experiences so that other people with the same struggles wouldn't feel alone, Today reported.
Daly revealed that he has generalized anxiety disorder and that he can have a panic attack even in the middle of a relaxing event like being at the park with his kids, Today reported.
"I was a worrywart kid. I was always worrying," he said on the show. "My father died when I was 5. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I've been nervous my whole life."
His first panic attack came after he started working at MTV and had to move from California to New York, he said. "You feel like you're dying."
He ended up in the hospital at one point because he thought he might be having a heart attack, but they told him he was fine and that it was anxiety, Today reported.
He wanted others to know that there isn't always a quick fix for mental health issues and that seeing a therapist has helped him embrace his anxiety.
"This is kind of the downside of the way God made me, and there's a tremendous upside as well, Daly said, People reported.
"I'm very sensitive . . . music moves me in a very visceral way physically," he continued. "When I'm with my family, it's a euphoric moment, and those things resonate to me very, very deeply, and that's important to me because I feel so much love, and empathy and compassion. And that's just the flip side to a lot of the anxiety."
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