In an interview with Individuals journal, the 32-year-old Heroes star mentioned she was supplied “glad capsules” from the age of 15 earlier than strolling purple carpets and had solely just lately obtained “over the hump” of the dependancy that ensued.
Panettiere additionally mirrored on her extreme postpartum melancholy and the way she needed to make the troublesome choice to ship her daughter to stay together with her former accomplice when she hit her lowest level.
Hayden Panettiere has revealed she grew to become hooked on alcohol and opioids which left her in a “cycle of self-destruction”.
The actress, who was a star by age 11 after roles in cleaning soap operas and Bear in mind the Titans, informed the journal that she was launched to substances as a baby star.
She mentioned: “They have been to make me peppy throughout interviews.
“I had no concept that this was not an applicable factor, or what door that might open for me when it got here to my dependancy.”
Her profession continued to progress as she landed lead roles in superhero drama Heroes and the sequence Nashville.
Panettiere admitted her “saving grace” was that she couldn’t be “messy” whereas on set however mentioned issues “stored getting uncontrolled” exterior of her work.
“As I obtained older, the medication and alcohol grew to become one thing I nearly couldn’t stay with out,” she added.
After giving delivery in 2014 to her daughter Kaya, who she shares together with her former accomplice Wladimir Klitschko, she suffered extreme postpartum melancholy.
She admitted that regardless of searching for therapy, she continued to wrestle and have become more and more depending on alcohol.
Panettiere mentioned this examined her relationship with Klitschko who she mentioned “didn’t wish to be round” her anymore.
She added: “I didn’t wish to be round me. However with the opiates and alcohol I used to be doing something to make me really feel glad for a second.
“Then I’d really feel worse than I did earlier than. I used to be in a cycle of self-destruction.”
In 2018, the actress made the choice to ship her daughter to stay with Klitschko in his dwelling nation of Ukraine.