“Before I even left the house, I was pouring with sweat and my heart was racing. I was in the fight-or-flight mode”, he explained. “I would just start sweating... I would feel as though my body temperature was two or three degrees warmer than everybody else in the room.”
“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling. I would probably drink a week’s worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night.”
He then spoke of his journey to seek therapy, which was a choice that he revealed was prompted by both an argument with his wife, Meghan Markle, and the fear that he could lose her as a result of not seeking help.
“I saw GPs. I saw doctors. I saw therapists. I saw alternative therapists. I saw all sorts of people, but it was meeting and being with Meghan,” he explained. “I knew that if I didn’t do the therapy and fix myself that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with.”
He continued: “I’m now more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t get panic attacks. I have learned more about myself in the last four years than I have in the 32 years before that. I have my wife to thank for that.”
“To make that decision to receive help is not a sign of weakness,” he said. “In today’s world, more than ever, it is a sign of strength.”
The Me You Can’t See is currently available to watch on Apple TV+ here.