Nadiya Hussain fears death 'everyday' due to anxiety
7 May 2019 - 2:00 PM

Nadiya Hussain fears death 'everyday' due to anxiety

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Nadiya Hussain fears death "everyday" due to her crippling anxiety.

The "Great British Bake Off" star has suffered panic attacks since the age of 10 due to the horrific bullying she experienced in primary school, and admitted when she has an episode it "feels like [she's] going to die".

Speaking in her BBC documentary "Nadiya: Anxiety and Me" she said: "I hear the beating of my heart in my chest and it goes to my head and I have a panic attack.

"It feels like you're going to die. Imagine what kind of a life you live if you worry about dying every day. "

The 34-year-old star opened up about the harassment she faced when she was younger, insisting the memory of her bullying will "stay with me forever" and explained her anxiety and feeling of worry is "always there".

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She said: "I was bullied up until I left primary school. They would wait in corners and pull chunks of my hair out, until I was bleeding.

"They slammed my fingers in doors and all of my nails fell out, because they were black and blue.

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"It was my last year of school and they flushed my head down the toilet. I still have the memory of the water going up my nose and thinking, "If they don't pull me up now, I am going to drown".

"They eventually stopped and I had my first ever panic attack. That memory is going to stay with me forever. It's got to a point in my life where that's all I am now.

"I'm just the panic, I'm just the anxiety and I don't want to be that any more. I might seem happy and relaxed but it's not how I feel. That feeling of worry is always there."

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