Jake Paul ‘had panic attack’ immediately after knocking out Nate Robinson
Jake Paul has revealed he suffered a panic attack shortly after his explosive boxing victory over Nate Robinson at the end of last year.
The YouTube star picked up his second professional win against Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr’s exhibition bout back in November.
He knocked out the former NBA player in brutal fashion, with a lethal right hand sending his opponent crashing to the canvas at the Staples Center.
Yet despite coming out on top against Robinson, Paul has admitted he then endured a panic attack in the dressing room after the fight.
“After my fight, it was like, sort of like 10 to 15 minutes after my fight,” he told The Sun.
“My most recent fight, I had a panic attack, I was just like walking and I like, needed to, like, sit down, cuz I was just, like, overwhelmed with emotions.
“And like, it was like my anxiety built up.
“And like, I don't know, I just literally had to sit down and like, take a couple deep breaths.
“And I was like panicking and everyone was calling me. I was just like, Oh, my God, this is like, too much to deal with right now.”
Paul, who will lock horns with former UFC star Ben Askren in his next fight, is not afraid to open up about his mental-health struggles.
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The online sensation has stressed the importance of speaking candidly about emotions, urging the current generation to embrace being “vulnerable”.
“I think being vulnerable is something that this generation needs to, you know, embrace,” he added.
“And it's OK to, you know, be different or it's okay that I have a panic attack.
“I like what, regardless of what's going on, it's okay to feel the way you're feeling and like you said, there's different ways of coping with it.
“It just finding out what, what works best for you.”
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