Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Having a Panic Attack Because Of This

In the latest edition of her On The JLo newsletter, the “Marry Me” star opens up about her struggles with getting enough sleep early in her career, leading to panic attacks.

“There was a time in my life where I used to sleep three to five 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 said. “I was in my late 20s and I thought I was invincible.”


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Things changed for her, though, when the stress and exhaustion from that lack of sleep led her to have a terrible panic attack.

“I was sitting in a trailer, and all the work and the stress it brought with it, coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally, caught up with me,” Lopez recalled. “I 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.”


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Describing being “completely frozen,” Lopez wrote, “I couldn’t see clearly, and then the physical symptoms I was having started to scare me, and the fear compounded itself, via ETCanada Now I know it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion, but I had never even heard the term at the time.”

Eventually she had her security guard drive her to a doctor.

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