Belfast Telegraph

Ireland Baldwin reveals anxiety struggle

Ireland Baldwin has thanked everyone who's helped her feel "like Ireland again".

The 19-year-old daughter of actor Alec Baldwin and fashion star Kim Basinger checked into the SOBA Recovery Center in Malibu, California, in April, seeking help for "emotional trauma".

Now she has shared an emotional post with her Instagram followers, opening up about her feelings and how she is overcoming her personal troubles.

"There are so many moments I have taken for granted in this life due to my lack of presence. I have overlooked countless blessings and opportunities to start fresh, and I have neglected, manipulated, and lied to the people I hold dear to my heart, but more importantly, to myself," she wrote.

"It hasn't been until recent months that I relearned what it truly means and what it feels like to be fully present. For the longest time, I lost compassion towards almost everything i previously cared for and I was so lost in darkness, that I could hardly hold a real conversation with another human being long enough before I was due to have an anxiety attack and find my way out of it. (sic)"

The model added that she now feels incredibly lucky to have been given the chance to "begin again". Finally, Ireland feels she has the strength to look at things in a positive light.

"I'm proud to say I will not be knocked down and alone next time around. I have never been so supported and felt so loved in my life. I'm happy to say I feel like Ireland again and it's amazing that I can actually say that because it's been a really long time and I was starting to forget what she was like. (sic)," she continued.

In early April, Ireland was rushed to hospital with appendicitis and she checked into rehab later that month.

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