The material girl told the magazine Dazed and Confused:
“I have moments where I feel incredibly invincible and know that I have the audience in my hand. I know that everything is absolutely perfect. And then I have panic attacks, where I feel like everyone is breathing my air, and I might just die on stage. I normally try to turn my back to the audience, take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s all temporary.”
The honesty of people like her in admitting to panic attacks is one of the ways that anxiety disorders have become much more accepted and less taboo over the last decade. In the last few years, celebrities who’ve admitted to suffering from panic attacks include Drew Barrymore, Penelope Cruz, Marcus Trescothick, Nicole Kidman, and of course Tony Soprano.