Flick Price is reader supported and may earn commission from the links provided.  We appreciate your support and only feature products we believe in.

The Voice host Carson Daly admits to secret ‘PANICS’ on-air during ‘high stress’ show as he reveals battle with anxiety

The Voice host Carson Daly admits to secret ‘PANICS’ on-air during ‘high stress’ show as he reveals battle with anxiety

THE VOICE’s Carson Daly has admitted to having secret “panics” on-air while hosting the show. 

He opened up about his battle with anxiety and told fans that he’s not always as calm as he seems on air.

Carson Daly has revealed that he suffers from ‘high-panic’ moments when hosting The Voice liveGETTYThe NBC star says he has ‘learned to embrace’ living with the disorderGetty

Speaking to USA TODAY, 48-year-old Carson revealed: “On The Voice, when I’m live on Monday nights, most of the time, my right hand is in my right pocket.

“I’m literally gripping onto the flesh of my thigh because I’m waiting for a high-panic moment to pass.”

The California native revealed in 2018 that he suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, which means that he experiences excessive feelings of worry and fear.

“You may think my life’s perfect. I’ve got kids. I always look happy on TV or when you watch me on The Voice. But that’s just not how it works,” he added.


Meet the US coaches for The Voice 2022


Today host Carson Daly’s daughter Goldie, 1, crashes his live TV segment

Carson however is now leading conversations about mental health struggles, and tells his fans that “people need to know it’s OK.”

The TV personality says that he’s now “in a much better place” after going public with his diagnosis.

“Once you realize that other people have GAD, that it’s an actual diagnosable thing, and there is a whole psychology and physiology behind it, you have context.

“I think learning about all that, talking about it, exploring it has just ripped the veil,” he told USA TODAY.

In a candid moment on NBC’s TODAY, the dad-of-four added: “It’s something that I can’t change about myself.

“Infact, it’s OK, I’ve learned to embrace it, and hopefully by just being honest and opening up, it will inspire others to do the same.”


Even before he began to discuss his experiences with anxiety, Carson had been struggling with the disorder for most of his life.

His first panic attack came about on-air when he made his TV breakthrough as the original host of MTV‘s Total Request Live.

But even as a child, Carson was a self-described “worrywart kid”, suffering from a stomach ulcer when he was in high school.

Now a dad himself, panic attacks sometimes grip him at the most unexpected of times, even at the playground with his children.


Carson shares three daughters; Etta, nine; London, seven; Goldie, two; and one son, Jackson, 13; with his wife Siri Pinter.

He and the 41-year-old film producer have been married since 2015.

Read More On The Sun


Nick Cannon’s fans suspect he’s secretly expecting his NINTH child


Nasa investigating two strange domes on Moon as no one knows how they formed

He previously said in an interview with Elle: “At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership. And that’s what we have.”

Carson and Siri first met on the set of a late-night talk show on NBC in 2002, and have now been together for two decades.

Carson suffered his first panic attack on air while presenting his big-break show Total Request LiveGettyNow 48, he has four kids, including a newborn daughter, with his wife Siri PinterCarson is also known as a morning presenter on NBC’s TODAYGetty

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

Stay Informed

Top sales and promotions – delivered straight to your inbox!

Smoothie Diet


Share, Request & Trade YOUR Gift Cards, Coupons & Promo Codes (5/19/2022)


Top Sales and Discounts 
 – delivered straight to your inbox