Fearne Cotton Speaks Candidly About 'Terrifying' Panic Attack
Fearne Cotton has opened up about her first experience of 'terrifying' panic attacks. The mum-of-two told the i newspaper about how it first gripped her when she was travelling along the motorway with a friend.
The 36-year-old described how she began to get very hot and struggled with her breathing as the pair chatted about Prince Harry.
She said: "It was almost like what I was seeing and experiencing around me was not what my body was feeling.
"They were disconnected. It's not how I had thought a panic attack would feel."
The 36-year-old explained how those who are susceptible to panic attacks can often be induced while on the motorway.
She said: "The speed and the experience of what you're seeing can bring them on."
Fearne, who recently released a book called Calm, talked about how she has stepped out of the limelight since becoming a mum.
She said: "For me, the thing that I've chosen to let go of is probably a little bit of reckless fun and a bit of social life. And that's all right because it'll come back.
"But I've chosen to not make that a priority. My priorities are my children, my family life, first and foremost. And my job and the creativity around it, because it makes me feel buzzed."
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As well as opting for a quieter social life, Fearne has also undergone a bit of a 'digital detox'.
She explained: "I think social media suggests that there should be no failure, everything should be perfect and amazing and wonderful and if it goes wrong, shame on you.
"I think it's lovely to have some things that are private and secret and just happen without any fuss, and are cherished."
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