Jonah Hill’s anxiety attacks are causing him to no longer promote his new movies. Hill suffers from anxiety attacks when promoting his movies. Hill, 38, penned an open letter to explain the reason why he no longer will promote his movies.
The new documentary “Stutz” is about Hill and his battles with his mental health struggles. According to The New York Post, Hill has been battling anxiety attacks worsened by media appearances and public-facing events for decades.
“Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing events,” Hill wrote in the open letter.
“The whole purpose of making this film is to give therapy and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining film.”
“However, you won’t see me out there promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, while I take this important step to protect myself,” he wrote. “If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself to the film.”
“I usually cringe at letters or statements like this, but I understand that I am of the privileged few who can afford to take time off.” Hill wrote. “I won’t lose my job while working on my anxiety.
With this letter and with “Stutz,” I’m hoping to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff,” Hill wrote. “So they can take steps towards feeling better and so that the people in their lives might understand their issues more clearly.”
Hopefully, this will bring more awareness to people struggling with mental health.