Becky G recalls struggling with anxiety and panic attacks: ‘full-blown tears, running out of breath’

Becky G has spoken openly about her experiences with anxiety and panic attacks and how these have affected her ability to perform on stage.

Although the “Mamiii” singer has just begun her first concert tour to promote her recently released album EsquinasShe admitted that the pressure of performing on stage wasn’t always easy. In an episode of the Health and Wellness Podcast: Intentionally with Jay Shetty, She revealed: “There were a lot of moments before we went on stage, I mean we’re talking full tears, we can’t breathe.”

“If you’ve had a panic attack, you know the world is ending,” the pop star – whose real name is Rebecca Marie Gomez – added. “There’s also this subconscious part of you that says, ‘Girl, breathe.’ Just breathe. You know what that is.’ But your nervous system can’t tell the difference between the mental bear and the real bear that’s in the room. And there are no bears in the room. So, like Chillax.”

When Gomez struggled with panic attacks, he said, “I didn’t realize it was my body physically telling me, ‘Something’s wrong.’ You’re not feeling well, but because you’re afraid of letting other people down, you’re afraid of what other people might say: [so] you’ll still get through.’”

According to the singer, things began to take a turn for the better when she began to realize that her panic attacks were a symptom of something much bigger. “’Oh yeah, I just have anxiety and depression, that’s normal. I just have panic attacks all the time.’ No no. “Your body is telling you something,” she explained.

“The body counts, the body counts everything you go through. If you don’t allow your body to feel it somatically…[you get the] Manifestation of panic attacks and the like”. Power Rangers Actor continued. “Anxiety and depression are not the diagnosis, they are the result of it [experiences].”

Gomez said her therapist taught her to view life like a three-legged table supported by spiritual, mental and physical awareness. In this way, she has managed to strive for balance in her life, she said: “It makes me very proud to know that I can look at myself in the mirror every day and say, ‘I know that things are going to be really hard becomes.’ And it will be challenging and there will be things that trigger a reaction in you, maybe that’s a given. We will take our time to process it. We’re going to add some filters to your process that are better for you.’”

The “Shower” singer calls exercise, daily meditation and social media detoxes “super helpful” for her mental health. When Shetty asked her why she decided to speak on the podcast, Gomez replied that because she started acting in commercials and becoming a voice actor as a child to support her family, she always had a hustle mindset led and barely prioritized her mental health as a result.

“When you start a career as young as I did, it’s like, ‘Put your head down, make it,'” she explained. “And you just keep going, and then you blink and think, 26…there’s a little awakening.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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