Jennifer Lopez recently gained the spotlight for her Netflix documentary film, Halftime. The film showed JLo’s life behind the scenes and followed her in the months leading up to the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show. The film revealed everything from JLo’s relationship with her mother to her frustrations with the NFL for restricting her message. It showcased her as an authentic human being instead of just a superstar and managed to win praise from millions of fans. The documentary proved that the singer is not afraid to share snippets from her personal life with the world in order to her the media and her fans understand her on a deeper level.
Jennifer Lopez talks about how fame made her think she was ‘invincible’
Recently, the actress opened up about her mental health struggles in her On the JLo newsletter. The Latina singer gained fame at a young age which made her feel like she could have it all. The Boy Next Door actress stated,
“There was a time in my life where I used to sleep three to five hours a night. I’d be on set all day and in the studio all night and doing junkets and filming videos on the weekends. I was in my late 20s, and I thought I was invincible.”
Jennifer Lopez shares her mental health struggles
Such a thought process ultimately took a toll on her.
“One day, I was sitting in a trailer, and all the work and the stress it brought with it, coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally, caught up with me.”
The On the Floor singer said that she had severe panic attacks due to the fatigue from overworking,
“I found myself feeling physically paralysed. I couldn’t see clearly and then the physical symptoms I was having started to scare me, and the fear compounded itself. Now I know it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion, but I had never even heard the term at the time.”
Jennifer Lopez’s panic attacks helped her realize the importance of taking care of her mental health
Jennifer Lopez’s bodyguard came to her rescue and took her to the doctor, where she found out that she was suffering from panic attacks.
JLo also stated that the instance of a panic attack made her realize the need to take care of her mental health and take appropriate time for self-care.
“I realised how serious the consequences could be of ignoring what my body and mind needed to be healthy.”
Her 20s were likely a difficult time for the singer, but her hardships taught her important lessons that ultimately helped her grow her career and become of the most popular stars in the world.