Carson Daly opens up about his anxiety disorder. WATCH

CARSON DALY is sharing his own experiences with anxiety.

On Friday’s “Today” show, he said, quote, “Looking back on my life, I was a ‘worry-wart’ kid. I was always worrying. My father died when I was five. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I’ve been nervous my whole life.”

His first panic attack happened when he was a host at MTV, and he had no idea what was happening at the time. He was just “terrified for no apparent reason.” But this IS a very serious thing.

The attacks have been so bad that he’s been hospitalized. He said, quote, “You feel like you’re dying . . . I’m like, my heart is going to stop, or I’m going to have a heart attack, and of course you’re perfectly fine.”

He said the anxiety is part of the way he was hard-wired, but there are also great things about his sensitivities.

Carson is seeing a cognitive therapist for his anxiety, and he says that’s really helped him.

Glad he’s seeking treatment when needed. He says it helps, so all the power to him! Have you ever experienced something similar to Carson? We are trying to erase the stigma, it’s ok to not be ok. I’ve had/have my fair share of mental health struggles/anxiety and continue to try and work on my issues too. Feel free to open up about your mental health, erase the stigma…

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