Lauren Goodger suffering panic attacks
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 April 2012
The Only Way Is Essex's Lauren Goodger has been suffering from panic attacks in the wake of her salon being petrol bombed
Lauren Goodger has been suffering from panic attacks in the wake of her salon being petrol bombed.
The 'Only Way Is Essex' star explained her split from former co-star and fiance Mark Wright, coupled with her public fall-out with his sister Jessica and the attack on her Lauren's Way salon by vicious thugs all got "on top" of her, and resulted in the shock breakdown.
She explained: "I felt like I couldn't breathe. I could feel my heart racing. It was really scary. The paramedics stayed for a couple of hours. They gave me a gas mask and I had a monitor on my heart.
"It happens when I feel run-down and stressed out. I've been feeling really anxious regarding the hard time I receive, then there's my break-up with Mark, my shop being petrol bombed, the filming of scenes with Jess after our row, worrying about how I come across in 'TOWIE', negative feedback I get online, I'm overtired.
"I think it has all just got on top of me lately. I always try to put a brave face on, I want to be strong and front it out but I think you can only do that for so long before it all comes crashing down."
Despite being "petrified" about suffering another panic attack, the 25-year-old reality star has vowed to lose weight in the hope of making her feel less "depressed" about life.
Lauren added in an interview with new! magazine: "I'm petrified. Another thing to add to the list of things I worry about!
"It can be depressing, but I've got to do something about it. I need to lose weight. I don't want to look like that. I'm single, I'm 25. I want to be feeling great, walking around knowing I've got a great body."