Ryan Reynolds Reveals Battle With Depression

Ryan Reynolds Reveals Battle With Depression
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

25 May 2018

The Deadpool star has opened up about his struggle with mental health. 

In an interview with Mr. Porter magazine, he revealed that he needs to exercise every day in order to get rid of his ”demons” otherwise he starts to feel ”a little bummed”.

He added: ”I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that. [I exercise every day] otherwise, I start to get a little bummed. For me, it is more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.”

”This is not meant to be some sob story – everyone carries their own bag of rocks around and I am no different in that regard – but growing up in my house, it was never relaxing or easy and I know that, throughout my life, I’ve dealt with anxiety in different ways.”

Reynolds added: ”I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but anxiety is also a great fuel. I mean, my God, it’s the anti-complacency pill, but it’s also something that you need to manage.”