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Fears: Fearne Cotton has admitted that she is still too scared to drive her car on the highway after a panic attack behind the wheel more than two years ago
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She has been vocal in the past about her struggle with anxiety and depression.

Now Fearne Cotton has admitted that she is still too scared to drive her car on the highway after a panic attack behind the wheel more than two years ago.

The TV and radio presenter, 37, was forced to stop and call the AA to take her home when she was unable to breathe while driving in 2017.

Fears: Fearne Cotton has admitted that she is still too scared to drive her car on the highway after a panic attack behind the wheel more than two years ago

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Fears: Fearne Cotton has admitted that she is still too scared to drive her car on the highway after a panic attack behind the wheel more than two years ago

& # 39; I have not been driving on a highway since. I'll go back, but I'm not done yet, & she said Closer magazine.

The attack happened when she talked to a friend in the passenger seat. Although she was only 30 minutes from her house, she had to stop and call the AA.

She described the attacks and said, "It's like fainting or fainting or a tingling face." Everything is pretty spinny. I can't really put it down to anything, and I'm just doing a little bit of it. & # 39;

Miss Cotton is married to guitarist Jesse Wood, 42, son of Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and they have two children, Rex, six and three year old honey.

Trauma: the TV and radio presenter, 37, was forced to stop and call the AA to take her home when she was unable to breathe while driving in 2017
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Trauma: the TV and radio presenter, 37, was forced to stop and call the AA to take her home when she was unable to breathe while driving in 2017

Trauma: the TV and radio presenter, 37, was forced to stop and call the AA to take her home when she was unable to breathe while driving in 2017

Although she has worked in TV since she was 15, she said she is still afraid of panic attacks during live broadcasts. She said, "I could interview somebody live on TV, and my head says," Oh, this can be high time to faint. "I'll think," No, don't do that, " is coming ". It's not great. & # 39;

Miss Cotton, who recently discussed the breakfast program of Radio 1 from Zoe Ball while the presenter was away, added: "I'm also awake at night and worrying about live radio the next morning. And my phone always stands still because I think if it rings, something terrible must have happened. & # 39;

She said she now & # 39; coping mechanisms & # 39; by writing self-care books and her podcast, called Happy Place.

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Last year, Miss Cotton revealed that her fight against depression had begun three years earlier when she worked at Radio 1.

She described the attacks and said, "It's like fainting or fainting or a tingling face." Everything is pretty spinny. I can't really put it down to something & # 39;

She described the attacks and said, "It's like fainting or fainting or a tingling face." Everything is pretty spinny. I can't really put it down to something & # 39;

She described the attacks and said, "It's like fainting or fainting or a tingling face." Everything is pretty spinny. I can't really put it down to something & # 39;

"I have gone through a very bad patch, where I have become a much rougher version of myself," she told Red Magazine. "[It took more than a year]. Maybe two.

"There were some extraordinarily dark pieces that I thought:" I don't understand how to trust, how to be, how to feel good with my eyes on me. "She said the depression gave her a & # 39; huge confidence boost & # 39; making her feel unable to watch live television.

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She wrote her husband to help her through her difficult time, despite many & # 39; arguments & # 39 ;.

Road safety charity I Am Roadsmart advised everyone who is afraid of not riding an empty stomach and not drinking caffeine. A spokesperson said: "Avoid too much caffeine and energy drinks, because these can make you more anxious.

Alarming: the attack happened when she talked to a friend in the passenger seat. Although she was only 30 minutes from her house, she had to stop and call the AA

Alarming: the attack happened when she talked to a friend in the passenger seat. Although she was only 30 minutes from her house, she had to stop and call the AA

Alarming: the attack happened when she talked to a friend in the passenger seat. Although she was only 30 minutes from her house, she had to stop and call the AA

"Consider taking more breaks and consider some breathing exercises. Simple things can help: try to avoid running on an empty stomach and a balanced meal or snack can help maintain your sugar balance. & # 39;

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The spokesperson added: "If you find yourself feeling very stressed, try to find a safe place to stop and give yourself time to let the feeling disappear. Sometimes taking a passenger can be really positive and it means that you are not only dealing with the situation. & # 39;

The charity advised drivers with fear to inform the DVLA so that they could assess their driving skills.

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