When comedian Dan Andersen invites Jackie Navarro, Allan Nielsen and Annemette Voss for dinner at Tuesday's episode of 'dinner with...', he opens up for a difficult time in his life.
a few years ago he was the namely admitted to the psychiatric department after a difficult break-up with his then-girlfriend, and it set the severity of the bend in the komikerens anxiety, as he has struggled with for large parts of his life.
- My relationship was really bad, and I didn't really know where I was going, and I've had kind of an anxiety thing running my entire life. In retrospect, I have always had anxiety. But then it just accumulated, and so there has been some incidents that did, that it finally exploded. I began to lose virkelighedsfornemmelsen, he says frankly in the 'dinner with...', and continues:
- At the time I had a girlfriend. We should not be together, but I was more and more afraid to lose her, because she was my only point of reference. When it went wrong, said my companions, that they could not help me more, and I was going to have to get professional help. So we drove up to the psychiatric hospital, and they would just keep me and see how I had it, but I ended up so to be there in 14 days, which I took back and forth, when I should sleep, says Dan Andersen, who told that he also had signs of depression in the period.
For Extra Magazine tells Dan Andersen, he talks about his mental problems in the 'dinner with...', because he wants to break the taboo, there can be about anxiety and other mental disorders.
- I have spoken about it on several occasions. In my one man show and right now I'm also in the process of planning talks about it. It is a very taboo topic, as I don't think you talk enough about. There are also many who have contacted me in connection with the 'dinner with...', and they tell that they are happy that I speak openly about it, he says to Ekstra Bladet.
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According to Dan Andersen, he even got it much better, even though he's still fighting against the fear to this day.
today it goes better. I have learned to live with it. I must do some exercises, and I also sometimes medicine. It is not because I see anxiety as something that can be cured. It is something I should deal with the rest of my life, but my seizures have been much milder today, because I can feel the symptoms very clearly. And so I have accepted it. It is the biggest and best tool.
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Dan Andersen says that admission to the psychiatric department has been a major step on the road compared to learn to deal with the fear.
Admission did, that I was taken out of everyday life and took it seriously. I was removed from all the distractions. I should not act on and wash up. It did, that there was nothing better than it, and I was forced to see it (the disease, red.) in the eyes. I hit the bottom, and so I was of course at the same time, together with some who had it in the same way on myself, and it helped.
Dan Andersen, together with the Annemette Voss, Jackie Navarro, and Allan Nielsen. Photo: Bjorn Jakobsen/Chronically Group
Also, his gf, David, has been a great support in the process.
- She means everything to me, and she has been able to handle it, and it has meant so very much. She can see me for who I am, and she is a really good support, " says Dan Andersen, and tells that the pair is in full swing to buy a plot in Ishøj, where they shall build a house.
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