The 38-year-old is best known for starring in films like “21 Jump Street” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and will explore mental health and the impact of his job on his anxiety in his upcoming documentary, “Stutz.”
“Through this journey of self-discovery in the film, I realized that I had spent nearly 20 years suffering from anxiety attacks, which were exacerbated by media appearances and public events,” Hill added.
In light of this, the actor said he would not promote the documentary, in order to “protect” himself, though he said he “can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world in the hope that it helps them” struggle.
“If I make myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I’m not going to act honestly with myself or the movie,” said the actor who directed the movie, who hopes it “speaks for itself.”
The same goes for his upcoming projects.
“I understand that I’m one of the lucky few who can afford a vacation,” he said. “I won’t lose my job while working on my anxiety.”
“With this message and with Stutz, I hope to make it more natural for people to talk and act on these things. So they can take steps toward feeling better and for the people in their lives to understand their problems more clearly.”
Hill is not the first celebrity to have revealed their mental health struggles.
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