Danny Miller had to stop 'Emmerdale' filming because of his struggles with depression and anxiety.

Danny Miller has candidly opened up about his mental health struggles

Danny Miller has candidly opened up about his mental health struggles

The 31-year-old actor - who played Aaron Dingle in the ITV soap from 2008 to 2021 - has opened up about "hitting rock bottom" and having on-set panic attacks.

Danny said: "I'm not gonna sit here and lie and say, 'I wanted to kill myself', but I certainly thought it would be easier if I wasn't here."

He described his panic attacks as "an out of body experience" and recalled having to halt shooting so he could recover.

Danny added: "Suddenly I start sweating, I start almost passing out. I had it loads in 'Emmerdale' when I've got a big scene and I've gone, 'Oh my God, I'm gonna pass out'.

"They go, 'Stand by', and my brain's going, 'You're gonna f*** this up, you're gonna f*** this up'. I'm sweating and I go, 'Sorry, you'll have to cut there, I'm sweating.' "

Meanwhile, Danny admitted he didn't realise he was suffering from anxiety and depression until he spoke to his GP, and he "burst into tears".

He explained: "I used to think it was an overactive thyroid. That's what I got checked for. But it was anxiety. I just didn't know how to deal with it."

The former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' winner - who revealed he turns to ABBA's "uplifting" hits like 'Dancing Queen' and 'Does Your Mother Know?' to help him - was prescribed antidepressants six years ago, and took them for two years, while therapy continues to help him.

And he insisted despite hitting a low, he didn't "have the balls" to actually end his life.

Speaking on the 'Mancs On the Mic' podcast, he said: "I didn't have anything to lose and I thought it would just be easier if I wasn't here ... so if I take myself out of the situation. That was the deepest and darkest it went. I never thought about it. I couldn't."

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