50+ Celebrities Who Suffer from Anxiety  

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This list of celebrities who suffer from anxiety is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Anxiety is a condition associated with nervous feelings and compulsive behaviors. Several famous actors, musicians, comedians, and athletes suffer from anxiety in one form or another. A few famous singers have even experienced crippling anxiety attacks during live performances.

Who is the most famous person who suffers from anxiety? Jessica Alba tops this list. She has anxiety in the form of OCD. Donny Osmond suffers from social anxiety. He describes the feeling saying, "Once the fear of embarrassing myself grabbed me, I couldn't get loose. It was as if a bizarre and terrifying unreality had replaced everything that was familiar and safe. I felt powerless to think or reason my way out of the panic."

New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight has such bad anxiety that he has left the stage during live performances due to panic attacks. Carly Simon also suffered from anxiety disorder that led to mid-concert panic attacks.

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Suffer from Anxiety
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Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has suffered from anxiety throughout her life.

Age: 65

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Suffer from Anxiety
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Sin City actress Jessica Alba has anxiety in the form of OCD.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Suffer from Anxiety
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"Thriller" singer Michael Jackson was known to suffer from panic attacks throughout his life.

Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Ireland Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Suffer from Anxiety
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Ireland Baldwin revealed that anxiety and emotional trauma were among the reasons she went to rehab in April 2015, where she spent time "working on herself."

Age: 23

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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