Logic Recounts Anxiety Attack That Put Him in the Hospital on ‘Tavis Smiley’
Last year, Logic made so much money he had to pay $1 million in taxes this past tax season, but it was also the saddest he's ever been. Those are just two revelations the DMV rapper made during a recent appearance on Tavis Smiley. According to Logic, that unhappiness also led him to a terrifying anxiety attack.
"I was working myself to the ground. I was not enjoying the moment—I wasn't in the moment," Logic says in the interview while explaining the meaning of his Everybody song "Anziety."
He continues, "I'll never forget, literally constantly working, no time to myself, and I was standing in line, it was 2015, and I was standing in line to see Star Wars, it was December, with my wife in Hollywood, downtown. And I start having this crazy physical feeling like I was going to faint. And I'd never really had this feeling before. I mean, I felt like my soul was leaving my body. I was freaking out, I felt like I needed to throw up, and low and behold, I ended up finding myself in a hospital bed momentarily later."
Logic, whose latest album appears set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, says he was shocked when his doctor told him he'd merely suffered an anxiety attack because he felt like he was at death's door. He goes on to say he was dealing with something called "derealization," which he describes as a condition that gives people the sense of "being out of one's body in real time" as a result of the "hyper-analyzation of reality in real time."
According to Logic, his anxiety as a whole was brought upon him by his refusal to take breaks from his rigorous schedule, and he started feeling better once he decided to say "no" to certain opportunities. You can peep that portion of his interview below, along with other segments about education, his increasing comfort with his own musical style and the realities of "standing out" below that.
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