Rumer Willis opens up about anxiety: ‘Sometimes I feel like I’m dying’02/25/2021
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Rumer Willis is getting real about her struggles with mental health.
The 32-year-old shared on an Instagram Story on Monday that she had been battling “bad anxiety” since Sunday, and that when that happens, she sometimes feels “like I’m dying.”
“I get nauseous and my heart won’t slow down,” she wrote in a caption over a soundless video of herself wearing a white T-shirt and staring blankly at the camera. “It sometimes feels like a force so much bigger than me has taken over the control panel in my [brain].”
The actress, who is the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, revealed that she has learned it’s best not to fight or resist these thoughts or feelings.
“I have to catch myself when I find myself focusing on just wishing it was somehow different,” she added. “So here I am, sitting here feeling like I’m gonna melt, even though I know I won’t and just trying to lean into the discomfort as scary and painful as that is.”
Willis did not share if something triggered her recent bout with anxiety. In January, she celebrated four years of sobriety.
She wrote on Instagram at tthe time, “I feel immense gratitude that even when I have no escape from the feelings that come up no matter hard or painful they may be, I try my best to live through them and come out the other side.”
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