Skai Jackson Opens Up About How 'DWTS' Challenges Her Anxiety

Skai Jackson Opens Up About How 'DWTS' Challenges Her Anxiety

Skai Jackson is dishing on her struggles with anxiety.

The 18-year-old Dancing With The Stars competitor opened up about how she didn’t really have anxiety until she was a teen.

“When I was younger I didn’t really have it. During my teen years I just really started to get anxiety. I would get stage fright when I would do certain speaking engagements and I always would get through them but it was a really nerve-racking and hard thing to do,” she told People.

Skai also added that she’s trying to balance it, and her competing on DWTS is challenging her to get through her anxiety.

“The last few years I’ve dealt with it and not knowing how to get through it. It’s been really hard for me. Doing Dancing with the Stars really challenges that,” she said. “I’m trying to break myself out of it in a sense and [I'm] fighting through it.”

“My friends are my everything. When I feel that anxiety I always call them or text them and they talk me through it,” Skai added about her support system.

“If it’s really bad I just need to shut my phone off and sometimes just take a nap and chill because I feel like that the best time to really relax my brain. My friends know I deal with a lot of things especially anxiety and they’re always here for me which is amazing.”

If you missed it, check out Skai‘s latest dance, a Cha Cha to a Doja Cat song!

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