It was another struggle for Anthony, who has for years battled the effects of anxiety and depression. The star says that he’s convinced his problem is a physical one, as his lows don’t necessarily coincide with stress or hard times.
His anxiety has in the past manifested in cripplingly negative thoughts and anxiety attacks.
‘If there’s a big wave at the beach, I’d seriously think everyone’s going to get killed,’ he says. ‘Crazy stuff like that; if there’s any bump on the plane I’m sure it’s going to go down.
‘I’ve been on the Westgate Bridge, I was driving the car and had an anxiety attack where the bridge was rocking and it was going to fall.
‘I stopped the car in the middle of the bridge. I was frozen with fear. That’s how bad it was. ‘
Things are on the up now, with Anthony learning to manage the tendency through a combination of medication, sessions with a therapist, dietary changes, exercise and even hypnotherapy.
To hear Anthony’s full interview, listen to WHO ARE YOU, below.