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Meghan Trainor opens up about having a panic attack on live TV

Meghan Trainor has revealed she is on antidepressants to help combat panic disorder (Picture: Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

Singer Meghan Trainor has revealed she has been battling a panic disorder and previously suffered a panic attack on live TV.

The All About That Bass hitmaker, 27, opened up in a new interview and she recalled having a panic attack during a live appearance in 2016.

Speaking to People magazine, the former coach on The Voice UK explained she had been on CBS This Morning with presenter Gayle King to announce the Grammy nominees when the attack took place.

The mother-of-one stated: ‘I was announcing the nominees, and I was vibrating. I felt like I was going to pass out on live television. I was like, “What’s happening? I must be dying.”

‘As soon as they said “Cut,” I went offstage and was [gasping for air] in front of everyone. Gayle was my email buddy after that and always checked in on me.’

Meghan continued: ‘I was so embarrassed and apologized, but she made everything so much better for me. She’s an angel on this earth.’

Meghan and husband Daryl Sabara recently welcomed their first child together (Picture: Getty)

A few months later, the Me Too singer – who is married to Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara – had a second surgery for vocal cord hemorrhaging, and while she was on vocal rest, she worried she would never sing again.

Meghan recalled: ‘I was in a dark place, I had everything I wanted – I had the love of my life – but mentally and physically I felt ill.’

After multiple trips to the hospital for physical symptoms, the singer was diagnosed with panic disorder.

Meghan first suffered the effects of her heightened anxiety in 2016 as she opened up about her ongoing battle (Picture: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

She explained: ‘Some nights I remember I ate a bunch of food, then I got scared, and I was like, “I need to go to the emergency room because I’m allergic to what I just ate.”

‘The doctor came in, looked really sad, and was like, “Have you ever heard of a panic attack?” I was like, “No, no, no, I’m having an allergic reaction. If you just look in the back of my throat, it’s closing.” That was my first lesson on what a panic attack can do to you.’

The Dear Future Husband singer said medication and therapy have been a big help, as she continued: ‘With the panic [attacks], you literally feel like you’re vibrating non-stop. But everything just got quiet, and I was back to my normal self.

‘I’m not ashamed to say I’m on antidepressants. That medicine saved me, saved my life, saved my career. I’m back better than ever.’

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