Zendaya Gets Real About Her Anxiety Issues

Zendaya Gets Real About Her Anxiety Issues

If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone.

Zendaya is getting candid about her struggles with it, and how she overcame a lot of her fears.

“I used to struggle with anxiety pretty bad. It only happened when I sang live, not when I danced or did any other live performances, and it stemmed from a bad experience I had while singing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013,” Z writes on her app. “It was one of my first live TV performances and my mic pack went out and I had to perform my song ‘Replay’ even though I couldn’t hear anything in my in-ear monitor. It wasn’t my best performance and I’ve never let myself live that down. I had mad anxiety ever since that.”

She continued, “I DID figure out how to bury my anxiety, though. I’ve tried focusing my energy on other things, like making movies. And I took my time and slowly built my confidence back up before I went back out on stage to sing live. Luckily, when I performed ‘Let Me Love You’ with Mario on the show ‘Greatest Hits’ last year, it went really well. It was still a little nerve wracking, but it was cool. Sometimes you just have to take a step back so things stop stressin’ you.”

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  • PNutButty

    I remember that performance. Everybody was talking bad about it. But I figured there had to be something more there. Because I knew it was one of her first live performances.