TV star’s anx­i­ety over­load

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THE Crown ac­tress Claire Foy had a “break­down” when she was 23.

The star has bat­tled with anx­i­ety through­out her life and ad­mit­ted: “When I was 23, I had a break­down. I didn’t sleep or eat for a month. It was aw­ful.

“My life had changed. I felt over­whelmed. I was on stage at the time and work­ing, and I’d just got a re­ally big job [the lead in the BBC’s Lit­tle Dor­rit]. I just couldn’t cope.”

The 34-year-old said the ar­rival of daugh­ter Ivy Rose three years ago was a turn­ing point, adding: “Hav­ing [Ivy Rose] made me think, ‘You need to sort your life out’. I just didn’t have to live like that. It was un­bear­able. I was sick of my­self.”

Claire split from hus­band Stephen Camp­bell Moore ear­lier this year but they are “co-par­ent­ing” and she said: “It was al­ways go­ing to be like that any­way, be­cause I al­ways wanted to go back to work.” THE RU­MOUR: Kiss bassist Gene Sim­mons has one of the most fa­mous tongues in rock ’n’ roll but it might not be his. Leg­end has it he had a cow’s tongue grafted over his own, giv­ing him an ex­tra-long oral ap­pendage to wag at fans dur­ing con­certs.

IS IT TRUE? Sim­mons in­sists his “su­per long tongue” has been with him since birth.

VER­DICT – Not true

BREAK­DOWN: Claire Foy

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