She fought her addiction for years: “As if I were getting a second chance”

It is the first time that Hollywood star Hayden Panettiere (32) has spoken about her drug and alcohol addiction. Not only did it almost cost her her career, it almost cost her her life. The ex of boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko (46) said to “”: “I had everything I wanted and I ruined it.” In addition to battling her addictions, postpartum depression also followed, also known as postpartum depression. “I thought I hit rock bottom, but then this trap door opened,” Hayden continued.

Depression after the birth of Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko’s daughter

Above all, the postpartum depression drove Hayden Panettiere to despair and she describes: “I never had the feeling that I wanted to harm my child – but I just didn’t want to spend any time with her.” The “Heroes” actress did not drink alcohol during pregnancy, but after the birth of Kaya (7) – her child with Wladimir Klitschko – things went downhill: “My life was just gray.”

Trauma therapy: Hayden Panettiere sought professional help

After years of struggling, the celebrity mom decided to get help: “I’ve put a lot of work into myself and I had to be willing to be incredibly honest,” reveals Hayden Panettiere. No sooner said than done: last year, the actress not only underwent trauma therapy, but was also admitted to the hospital.

Back on screen: Hayden Panettiere in “Scream”

Now Hayden Panettiere is returning to the big screen and will be seen as Kirby Reed in the new “Scream” flick. In addition to acting, she also focuses on social projects, such as the charity “Hoplon International”, which collects donations for Ukraine.

Hayden says of her recovery process: “It wasn’t easy and there were a lot of ups and downs. But I don’t regret even the ugliest things that happened to me. I feel incredibly fulfilled now. It feels like I’m getting one second chance.”