Goldie Hawn praised by fans as she opens up about her mental health struggle

Goldie Hawn rose to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood – and has held that status for decades now.

One could say that she was pretty much born into show business, and still, to this day, the beloved actress is working hard to entertain. 

Hawn’s been through a lot, both on her own and alongside partner Kurt Russell. Last year, she revealed the struggles she faced during her childhood.

Now, the beloved actress has opened up again on her health struggles. 

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn was born November 21, 1945, in Washington DC, and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, by her mother, Laura Hawn, and her father, Rut.

By age three, Goldie had began her journey toward a career in entertainment. Her mother had a dance school where Hawn began taking ballet and tap dancing lessons. At age 10, she performed in the Ballett Russe de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker – 19 years later, she ran and instructed a ballet school herself.

Goldie Hawn – mental health struggles

All in all, Goldie Hawn had a great childhood. But at the same time, however, she encountered struggles at a young age. She previously recalled an emotional childhood struggle she had involving her teacher. Moreover, her mental health declined as she became more famous and was recognized everywhere.

Being a celebrity is often viewed as an enjoyable profession. Stars get to do films and stunts, spend time on big sets, travel around the globe, and make significant money. They also get to attend no end of glamorous events and award ceremonies, and are largely recognized wherever they go.

Mental health problems have become an increasingly significant issue in Hollywood. These days, people actively speak out on it, but before it was attached to a definite and dangerous stigma.

Became depressed at 21

Last year, Goldie Hawn decided to openly discuss the subject. When her career took off at 21, one would have assumed she was the happiest person in the world.

But in truth, she struggled with depression – and didn’t even go out in public. Speaking on the talk show Good Morning Britain, Hawn revealed that her mental health struggles started in her early 20s.

“When I was young, I became depressed. I was 21 and I was rising to success,” she said. “I know it sounds terrible, but it’s a very, very difficult thing, I didn’t necessarily want that.”

Many dream about becoming a celebrity, but that wasn’t the case for Hawn. She had gotten her big breakthrough, but instead of wanting more, she just wanted to get away from everything and everyone.

“I was very depressed and I had a lot of these issues where I couldn’t even go outside in public,” Hawn recalled.

She added: “I did have a plan and I didn’t have delusions of grandeur on any level, I was extremely realistic.”

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