ACTRESS Liz Carr — Silent Witness wheelchair boffin Clarissa — still has “huge anxiety” after being told as a teen she would not live long, she says.
Liz, 50, who has a genetic ailment affecting joints and muscles, said she was terrified after her doctor gave the prognosis.
Liz Carr still has ‘huge anxiety’ after being told as a teen she would not live long, she says
She told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs: “Every night before bed, when my mum was talking . . . I’d go: ‘Will I die tonight?’ And she’d say ‘No’ and I’d go, ‘Yeah, but you don’t know that’.”
She added: “I used to be a patient of a very fearful doctor, you would go to her consultations, and a big booming woman.
“I was like, I didn’t know I was scared. I was very ill. What’s going to happen? We don’t know but you won’t live to be old.
“How it affected me, is every night before I went to bed, when my mom was talking about like, I’d go: ‘Will I die tonight?’ And she’d say ‘no’ and I’d go, ‘Yeah, but you don’t know that’.
“I need realism and when you’re told that by a doctor, and of course we believe doctors and now to this day, I don’t think there’s a day goes by when I don’t think about that.
“I have huge anxiety a lot of the time but I have lived so far with that (view) I’ve got to do it now because who knows.”
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