KEVIN LOVE recently started an important conversation about men's mental health in the NBA . . . and now 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 it was 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 . . . like Kevin Love. 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. (Here's video.)