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Idris Elba Reveals He's in Therapy for 'Unhealthy Habits'

Idris Elba Reveals He's in Therapy for 'Unhealthy Habits'

Idris Elba has revealed he developed some “unhealthy habits” and is in therapy to work through them.

The 51-year-old actor also explained that he works in an industry, seemingly referring to Hollywood, where he’s “rewarded for those unhealthy habits.”

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Idris made this revelation on the Changes with Annie Macmanus podcast, sharing, “It’s a lot.”

“In my therapy, I’ve been thinking a lot about changing, almost to the point of neuropaths [sic] being changed and shifting,” Idris said. “It’s not because I don’t like myself or anything like that, it’s just because I have some unhealthy habits that have really formed. And I work in an industry that I’m rewarded for those unhealthy habits.”

He continued, “Nothing that’s too extreme is good, everything needs balance, but I’m rewarded massively to be a workaholic [compared] to someone that’s like ‘Eh, I’m not going to see my family for six months’ and I’m in there grinding and making a new family and leave them.”

“Those are pathways that I had to be like, ‘I’ve got to adjust,’” he said. “So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and oddly enough a lot of our childhood is really at the root of it.”

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