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Dan Levy Opens Up About His Paralyzing Anxiety That Kept Him From Coming Out

Dan Levy Opens Up About His Paralyzing Anxiety That Kept Him From Coming Out

Dan Levy is opening up about his struggles with anxiety.

In his interview with Bustle, the Schitt’s Creek creator and star got candid about how anxiety has played a big role in his life, even as much as hindering his coming out and caused him to paralyze his neck at times.

“Over the past six years… I really haven’t been outside that much,” Dan admitted, but still doesn’t know where it stems from.

He added, “I think that came from a deep-rooted fear of knowing that I was gay and not being able to be free. By the time I got to high school, when your brain is starting to catch up to your physical impulses, it led to a very confusing time.”

“On the one hand, you are now being introduced to things like self-awareness and anxiety. At the same time, you’re becoming more and more savvy when it comes to hiding it,” Dan continued. “Fear of being ridiculed. Fear of being othered. Fear of exposing something that I think a lot of high school students at the time didn’t have the tools to process properly, to make it comfortable for me.”

Just recently, Dan made history at the 2020 Emmy Awards this year, when he, Schitt’s Creek and the entire main cast swept the comedy categories.

You can see Dan now in Hulu’s Happiest Season.

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