TV star’s anxiety overload
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.
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BREAKDOWN: Claire Foy