Boy George: 'I had really bad panic attacks and thought I was dying'
BOY GEORGE TALKS ABOUT EXPERIENCING PANIC ATTACKS
We talked fashion, body image and cups of tea withBoy George as he joined us on our new set - and he also revealed he once had such bad panic attacks he thought he was dying.
'When you’re in the public eye, you’re going along and then suddenly… you realise you’re not so in control of your life as you think you are,' he explained. 'I had a period in the 90s, had these really bad panic attacks, I used to go to the Royal Free Hospital and freak out. There was nothing wrong with me. I thought, ‘I’m dying"'
'Eventually somebody just said to me, "You need to learn how to breathe, change your diet, maybe try yoga…" just calming down,' Boy George added.
'It wasn’t chest pains... just panic. It’s not logical. Sometimes there’s no symptoms, you’re just like, "What’s wrong with me?" You just lose it. I think it’s really hard to diagnose. It can be food, it can be too much coffee, it can be stress.'