She's so brave for speaking out about mental health. Patti Murin, who stars as Anna in the new Broadway show Frozen, proved herself to be a true inspiration when she took to social media on Wednesday, April 18 to share that she missed Tuesday's show due to a "massive anxiety attack."
"So last night I called out of the show because I had a massive anxiety attack in the afternoon," she began. "It had been building up for a while, and while the past month has been incredible, all of the ups and downs and stress and excitement really takes a toll on my mental health. I’ve learned that these situations aren’t something to 'deal with' or 'push through.' Anxiety and depression are real diseases that affect so many of us."
Patti added, "It requires a lot of rest and self care to heal every time it becomes more than I can handle in my daily life. While I hate missing the show for any reason at all, Disney has been nothing but supportive of me as I navigate my life and work, and I’m so grateful to them."
She concluded with a touching message to her dedicated fans. "Just remember that you’re not alone, your feelings are real, and this is not your fault. Even Disney princesses are terrified sometimes," she wrote.
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Luckily for Patti, her co-stars are super supportive, specifically Caissie Levy, who plays Elsa on the stage production. "There was this night in Denver when I had this severe panic attack," she told People in March. "She took me into her apartment, she had her son next door with the nanny, she made me soup, she let me sleep in her bed, she ran me a bath, and she got me through."
Patti continued, "She just — her incredible maternal instinct just took over. She took care of me. She got me through that. That’s one of the things I’m the most grateful for her. There’s no question asked — she will be there for me." We need to get tickets to see these two lovely ladies in action!