Waleed Aly reveals that he often struggles with his controversial career

& # 39; I've been on the edge a few times & # 39 ;: The Waleed Aly reveals his secret fight against fear and speaks frankly about the & # 39; darkest period & # 39; of his life

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He is currently one of the biggest names on Australian television, but Waleed Aly has revealed that his great career regularly hurts him a lot.

In an interview with GQ Australia on Sunday the 40-year-old host of The Project announced that he is often plagued by paralyzing fear.

& # 39; I've been on the edge a few times & # 39 ;, he said to the publication.

Difficult times: Waleed Aly has revealed that his star career regularly hurts him a lot. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

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Difficult times: Waleed Aly has revealed that his star career regularly hurts him a lot. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

& # 39; Not in the form of a clinical depression, but I have certainly felt pressure, so extreme that I am relieved and unable to work.

& # 39; The big irony in my case is that my lowest points coincide personally with what I believe are my greatest professional successes. & # 39;

Waleed announced a special low point just after he won the coveted Gold Logie in 2016.

Dark days: in the words of GQ Australia, Waleed acknowledged that a special low came after he won the coveted Gold Logie in 2016. Shown with his prize at the Logies in Melbourne in May 2016

Dark days: in the words of GQ Australia, Waleed acknowledged that a special low came after he won the coveted Gold Logie in 2016. Shown with his prize at the Logies in Melbourne in May 2016

Dark days: in the words of GQ Australia, Waleed acknowledged that a special low came after he won the coveted Gold Logie in 2016. Shown with his prize at the Logies in Melbourne in May 2016

& # 39; It was the darkest period of my life & he said, while also acknowledging that it was a professional highlight in the career.

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& # 39; Behind the scenes I was completely crazy, I had no breakdown … broken. & # 39;

Waleed confessed that he often struggles with his status as a celebrity, and said he is still an & # 39; outsider & # 39; feels in the field of television.

Print: & # 39; I've been on the edge a few times & # 39 ;, he told GQ Australia. & # 39; Not in the form of a clinical depression, but I have certainly felt pressure, so extreme that I am relieved and unable to work. & # 39; Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

Print: & # 39; I've been on the edge a few times & # 39 ;, he told GQ Australia. & # 39; Not in the form of a clinical depression, but I have certainly felt pressure, so extreme that I am relieved and unable to work. & # 39; Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

Print: & # 39; I've been on the edge a few times & # 39 ;, he told GQ Australia. & # 39; Not in the form of a clinical depression, but I have certainly felt pressure, so extreme that I am relieved and unable to work. & # 39; Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

Impostor syndrome: Waleed confessed that he often struggles with his status as a celebrity, and said he is still an & # 39; outsider & # 39; feels in the field of television

Impostor syndrome: Waleed confessed that he often struggles with his status as a celebrity, and said he is still an & # 39; outsider & # 39; feels in the field of television

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Impostor syndrome: Waleed confessed that he often struggles with his status as a celebrity, and said he is still an & # 39; outsider & # 39; feels in the field of television

He said he feels much more at home in the world of academia, and admitted that he suffers from & # 39; impostor syndrome & # 39 ;.

But according to project producer Craig Campbell of The Project, Waleed's concerns are often justified, given the amount of trolling he receives.

Speaking with GQ, Craig revealed that Waleed is often on the receiving end of the death threats and that there is a regular need for more security around him.

Irony: & # 39; The big irony in my case is that my lowest points coincide personally with what are said to be my greatest professional successes & he said. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

Irony: & # 39; The big irony in my case is that my lowest points coincide personally with what are said to be my greatest professional successes & he said. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

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Irony: & # 39; The big irony in my case is that my lowest points coincide personally with what are said to be my greatest professional successes & he said. Pictured at the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday

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