JENNIFER LOPEZ has opened up about suffering an exhaustion-induced panic attack after pushing herself to breaking point.In the latest edition of her newsletter, the JLo, the star revealed that she has been so tired that her body began to shut down
even rendering her temporarily paralysed.“There was a time in my life where I used to sleep 3 to 5 hours a night,” Lopez wrote. “I’d be on set all day and in the studio all night and doing junkets and filming videos on the weekends.
I was in my late 20s and I thought I was invincible.” “Until one day, I was sitting in a trailer, and all the work and the stress it brought with it, coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally, caught up with me.”
“I found myself feeling physically paralysed, I couldn’t see clearly and then the physical symptoms I was having started to scare me and the fear compounded itself. Now I know it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion
but I had never even heard the term at the time.” She recalled feeling “terrified” that she was becoming delirious, and how lucky she was that her security guard rushed her to a doctor.
“[The doctor] said, ‘No, you’re not crazy. You need sleep … get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, don’t drink caffeine, and make sure you get your workouts in if you’re going to do this much work.’
I realised how serious the consequences could be of ignoring what my body and mind needed to be healthy.”The star heeded the doctor’s orders and made a well-documented effort of caring for both her body and mind in the years since.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J.Lo, is an American singer, actress, and dancer. In 1991, she began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
Almost 20 years after they called off their first engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got back together in 2021 and got engaged for a second time in April 2022, which Lopez announced on Twitter. The lovefest has been nonstop.
Lopez is one of Hollywood's biggest A-List celebrities today. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is worth $400 million.She’s done so much and has racked up an impressive career. And as Halftime tells us, she’s just getting started!