sref star Jennifer Lopez She opened up about her mental health and how it was affected by burnout in her twenties.
Lopez was a sensation when she was young but says she exhausted herself to the point where she had panic attacks that left her physically paralyzed.
The 51-year-old was writing in her newsletter on JLo when she admitted that she felt “indomitable” early in her career.
She gave herself a little time off as she was constantly working to bring out new music for her fans and stay in the public eye.
“There was a time in my life when I used to sleep three to five hours a night. I’d be on standby all day and in the studio all night shooting videos on the weekends. I was in my late twenties, and I thought I was invincible, She told her audience.
“Up until one day, I was sitting in a trailer, and all the work and stress that brought with it, along with not enough sleep to recover mentally, took on me,” JLo continued.
“I found myself physically paralyzed. I couldn’t see clearly, then the physical symptoms I was feeling started to frighten me, and the fear multiplied. Now I know it was a classic panic attack caused by exhaustion, but I hadn’t even heard that term at the time.”
She also talked about how one of the security guards took her to the doctor. That was when she found out she was having panic attacks.
“I realized how severe the consequences are of ignoring what my body and mind need to be healthy,” the singer said as she reflected on how her mental health had suffered as a result of her busy schedule.