Jennifer Lopez is becoming clearly about the groundbreaking “health” battle she’s endured and survived.
The 52-year-old singer and actress has opened up about n exhaustion-induced anxiety that drove her to change they way she lives her hectic life.
“There was a time in my life where I used to sleep 3 to 5 hours a night. I’d be on set all day and in the studio all night and doing junkets and filming videos on the weekends,” she opened up in the new release of her On the JLo newsletter.
“I was in my late 20s and I thought I was invincible,” she said.
The “Hustlers” entertainer was sitting in her trailer on set one day when “all the work and the stress it brought with it, coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally, caught up with me.”
The “I’m Real” singer likewise portrayed how she “went from feeling totally normal to thinking about what I needed to do that day and all of a sudden I felt as if I couldn’t move.”
“I was totally frozen,” Jennifer Lopez continued that she experienced difficulty with her vision and “couldn’t see clearly.” The anxiety side effects started to terrify her and the “fear compounded itself.”
“Now I know it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion, but I had never even heard the term at the time,” said Lopez, adding that she assumed she was going crazy and went to her primary care physician to assist with reducing her aggravation.
“My security guard on set came in and picked me up and drove me to the doctor. By the time I got there, I could at least speak again and I was so terrified I thought I was losing my mind,” the ” she recalled.
Jennifer Lopez proceeded, “I asked the doctor if I was going crazy. He said, ‘No, you’re not crazy. You need sleep.’”
He then, at that point, encouraged her to get seven to nine hours of sleep an evening, to avoid caffeine and to work out. The “Selena” actress explained that she didn’t put her self-care needs first and chose to focus on herself more in the future.
“I realized how serious the consequences could be of ignoring what my body and mind needed to be healthy — and that’s where my journey to wellness began,” she said.