Shailene Woodley opens up about healthcare struggles

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Aimen Azhar

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Aimen Azhar

Hollywood actress Shailene Woodly, in a recent interview with The New York Times, opened up about a health scare that almost ended her career.

During the interview the actress revealed, “I haven’t spoken much about this yet publicly, and I will one day, but I was very, very sick in my early 20s. While I was doing the Divergent movies and working hard, I also was struggling with a deeply personal, very scary physical situation. Because of that, I said no to a lot of opportunities because I needed to get better, and those jobs ended up going to peers of mine who I love. They went on to a lot of success.”

Feeling uncertain about her future the actress let go of a lot of opportunities, which earned her shame from many. “I was in a place where I had no choice but to just surrender and let go of my career, and it brought out this negative voice in my mind that kept spinning for years and years afterward,” she said.

Thankfully the actress is now past that stage.

“Now I’m on the other side of it, thank God. A lot of the last few years has been about focusing on mental health for me, and it’s a slow process. But because of that work, I feel very grounded and rooted in who I am and very clear about everything in my life, whether it’s my career or my relationships or my own internal worth,” she said.

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