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17th Oct 2021

Fans praise Chris Evans for being honest about his mental health

Kieran Galpin

Chris Evans

Chris Evans is a relatable king, again!

Fans have praised Hollywood heart-throb Chris Evans, most known for Captain America, after he shared his struggle with anxiety on social media.

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Evans pulled back the curtain just enough for fans to be reminded of why they love him so much.

“Nothing like anxiety for no reason whatsoever. Looking like a 4pm bedtime for me. Happy Friday!” wrote the Marvel alumni.

The tweet quickly gained traction and received almost 500k likes, 7k quote tweets, and 21k retweets.

“Ah yeah. Isn’t that the best kind of anxiety? I hope you find something to calm down to, some funny or relaxing videos, some reading or writing, some crazy dancing or some cuddles with Dodger. Sending you much love,” wrote one fan.

One user thought it best to take his shot, writing: “Omg I have this problem, too. Let’s get married.”

“Crying in the club bc Chris Evans is me and I am Chris Evans,” wrote another fan.

Evans initially turned down the role of Captain America and an eye-watering nine movie deal due to his anxiety. He spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about the issues back in 2020.

“It was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I really owe that to [Marvel chief] Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake,” he said. “To be honest, all the things that I was fearing never really came to fruition.”

He added: “Hemsworth and I were very new and we also had the stand-alones and so I think we shared in our anxiety, and at least that made it a little bit more comforting.”

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