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Shazam’s Zachary Levi reveals he had a mental break down which forced him into a ‘psych ward’ 

Shazam’s Zachary Levi has revealed he had a ‘full mental breakdown’ 5 years in the past and had ideas of ending his life.

The actor, 41, mentioned that he has ‘struggled with’ anxiousness and despair for many of his life however he did not realise the extent of his issues till he hit all-time low forcing him to hunt therapy in a ‘psych ward’.

Speaking on the Heart of the Matter podcast, he mentioned: ‘I’ve struggled with these items most of my life. I did not realise that I used to be fighting these items till I used to be 37, about 5 years in the past and I had a full mental breakdown.’

'I was having thoughts of ending my life': Shazam's Zachary Levi, 41, revealed he had a complete mental breakdown which forced him into a 'psych ward' (pictured in 2021)

‘I used to be having ideas of ending my life’: Shazam’s Zachary Levi, 41, revealed he had a full mental breakdown which forced him into a ‘psych ward’ (pictured in 2021)

During the chat he recalled how he had moved to Austin, Texas and was struggling to deal with atypical duties similar to unpacking and even deciding on a place to eat, which resulted in him having a panic assault whereas out in his truck.

He mentioned: ‘I drove round most likely for 10 minutes not realizing which place to eat as a result of I did not know which place was the precise place to eat versus simply saying, ‘Zach, simply go eat some meals’.

Adding: ‘It does not matter. It does not matter for those who go to that pizza joint or that Chinese place or no matter. Just go get some meals. If you are hungry, go get some meals.’

Sad: During the chat he recalled how he had moved to Austin, Texas and was struggling to focus on ordinary tasks such as unpacking and even settling on a place to eat, which led him to a panic attack while out in his truck (pictured in the movie Shazam)

Sad: During the chat he recalled how he had moved to Austin, Texas and was struggling to deal with atypical duties similar to unpacking and even deciding on a place to eat, which led him to a panic assault whereas out in his truck (pictured within the film Shazam)

He continued: ‘I’m sitting in my truck, and vividly, I bear in mind I used to be holding onto the wheel and I used to be simply shaking forwards and backwards, that like nearly making an attempt to shake myself out of what it was occurring, and I’m simply weeping. I’m simply crying. I’m like, ‘God, assist me.’

The Tangled voiceover star mentioned he was grappling with suicidal ideas, made specifically harder as a result of he’d moved away from his ‘help structure’, so he took himself to hospital.

He candidly admitted: ‘I used to be having very energetic ideas of ending my life’.

Honest: The Tangled star was grappling with suicidal thoughts, made particularly tougher because he'd moved away from his 'support structure', so he took himself to hospital (pictured in 2021)

Honest: The Tangled star was grappling with suicidal ideas, made specifically harder as a result of he’d moved away from his ‘help structure’, so he took himself to hospital (pictured in 2021)

‘It wasn’t the primary time I had had them. I had been in darkish locations in my life earlier than, however I suppose in these moments I had folks round me.

He continued: ‘I had foolishly, I imply, I believe I made the precise alternative in shifting to Austin. I do not suppose I did it precisely the precise means’. 

‘I did not realise I used to be working away from a lot, however I moved out right here and I did not have anyone’.

Big Break: The actor found fame in the comedy series Chuck (pictured in character with co-star Yvonne Strahovski in 2010)

Big Break: The actor discovered fame within the comedy sequence Chuck (pictured in character with co-star Yvonne Strahovski in 2010)

‘I did not have a help structure. … So, on this explicit second, I’m out right here on this fantastic metropolis, however mainly on my own, and the darkness surrounds me once more. The lies are whispering into my ear and the failure that I felt that I used to be sufficient to be like, ‘Zach, it does not really feel like you are going to make it out of this.’ 

At the suggestion of a ‘pricey good friend’, Zachary sought therapy at a psych ward, the place he underwent three weeks in ‘intensive life-changing, life-saving remedy.’

And lately, the Chuck actor manages his mental well being points with weight loss plan, train, and good sleeping habits, in addition to his religion.

He mentioned: ‘Prayer and meditation are essential, which are additionally considerably synonymous, I believe, in some methods. Sometimes my prayer is meditation. Sometimes I’m simply there and permitting God to take over what that point is.’

The full podcast episode can be launched on July 28.

Happier: these days, the Chuck actor manages his mental health issues with diet, exercise, and good sleeping habits, as well as his faith (pictured with Shazam 2 co-stars (L-R) Asher Angel, Helen Mirrn, Zachary and Jack Dylan Grazer)

Happier: lately, the Chuck actor manages his mental well being points with weight loss plan, train, and good sleeping habits, in addition to his religion (pictured with Shazam 2 co-stars (L-R) Asher Angel, Helen Mirrn, Zachary and Jack Dylan Grazer)

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