Lee Byung Hun Opens Up About His Panic Disorder In Esquire’s November Issue

2016-11-15 07:59:37 2016-11-15 08:00:40

In the latest issue of fashion magazine Esquire, actor Lee Byung Hun opens about his panic disorder.

“Since a few years ago, I have suffered from panic disorder,” the actor reveals. “My personality has always been the type to get nervous easily, but when a panic attack suddenly hits, I can’t breathe. I don’t know why that happens.”

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Lee Byung Hun continues, “Usually in situations that I can’t escape like a fan meeting or a public radio broadcast, I have a moment where I can’t hear anything [and my mind goes blank].”

“I think, ‘What should I do? Should I just run out like this? Can I do that?’ and am conflicted like that for at least 10 minutes,” Lee Byung Hun says. “But my conclusion after all of that is, ‘Aish, even if I faint, I’ll just faint here,’ and I endure it.”

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“But when I’m really scared or when my nervousness reaches a boiling point, I think, ‘Is there much to life anyways?’ and go out. I have a bit of a happy-go-lucky personality,” Lee Byung Hun says, laughing.

Meanwhile, you can catch the full pictorial and interview featuring Lee Byung Hun in the November issue of Esquire.

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