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Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg reveals he wept for first time in decade hearing Hugh Jackman song

He’s been very candid about his battle with depression and mental health issues. 

And on Saturday, Osher Günsberg revealed that he had cried just twice in 15 years – and not once in over a decade – due to the anti-psychotic medication he was using.

It was a song in Hugh Jackman’s 2017 film The Greatest Showman that made the 44-year-old weep for the first time in years, he revealed during an episode of ABC’s Rage on Saturday.

Candid: Osher Günsberg (pictured) revealed on Saturday that he had cried just twice in 15 years, and that it was a song in Hugh Jackman’s film The Greatest Showman that finally made him weep 

‘I was on anti-psychotic meds for a long time and it was tough,’ Osher began. ‘When you’re on meds, it tends to dull a lot of your feelings down.’  

Osher, who is currently not using medication and considers himself in recovery, says his emotions came back and flooded him, and it was a song that set him off. 

The Bachelor host explained: ‘I’d been off [medication] for about six weeks when I saw the Hugh Jackman film The Greatest Showman.  

‘I’d cried twice in 15 years. I’m watching this film and I was suddenly, for the first time in so long, having an emotional response to music. I was covered in goose bumps.

‘I’m talking 10, 12 years I hadn’t felt that. And because I was suddenly feeling this emotional response to music, this thing that I loved so much, I started crying,’ he concluded. 

In tears: It was a song in Hugh Jackman's film The Greatest Showman that made the 44-year-old weep for the first time in years, Osher revealed during an episode of ABC's Rage on Saturday. Pictured: Hugh Jackman (middle)

In tears: It was a song in Hugh Jackman’s film The Greatest Showman that made the 44-year-old weep for the first time in years, Osher revealed during an episode of ABC’s Rage on Saturday. Pictured: Hugh Jackman (middle)

The Bachelor host explained: 'I'd been off [medication] for about six weeks when I saw the Hugh Jackman film The Greatest Showman. I'd cried twice in 15 years. For the first time in so long, [I'm] having an emotional response to music. I was covered in goose bumps' 

The Bachelor host explained: ‘I’d been off [medication] for about six weeks when I saw the Hugh Jackman film The Greatest Showman. I’d cried twice in 15 years. For the first time in so long, [I’m] having an emotional response to music. I was covered in goose bumps’ 

The song in question is the Broadway staple This Is Me, performed for the film’s soundtrack by American singer Kesha. 

It comes after Osher recalled the terrifying moment he realised he needed to take medication for his anxiety. 

He recently revealed he tried to self-medicate with alcohol and his anxiety got so bad that he once felt as if ‘someone’s hands’ were around his throat, which was a wake-up call. 

Cathartic: 'I'm talking 10, 12 years I hadn't felt that. And because I was suddenly feeling this emotional response to music, this thing that I loved so much, I started crying,' he concluded

Cathartic: ‘I’m talking 10, 12 years I hadn’t felt that. And because I was suddenly feeling this emotional response to music, this thing that I loved so much, I started crying,’ he concluded

Impactful: The song that made Osher weep is the Broadway staple This Is Me, performed for the film's soundtrack by American singer Kesha (pictured)

Impactful: The song that made Osher weep is the Broadway staple This Is Me, performed for the film’s soundtrack by American singer Kesha (pictured)

‘I was running on the beach and I felt the physical push of someone standing on my chest and as I ran further I felt as if someone’s hands were around my throat crushing my throat’, he said in a snippet from his podcast this week. 

The star, who has struggled with depression, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, said he tried to ‘brush it off’ but it became ‘hard to breathe’. 

‘I remember I ran straight home and saw this doctor and said “I have to see you today” and thankfully he squeezed me in,’ Osher said. 

Crisis: Osher also recently recalled the terrifying anxiety attack that prompted to seek medication to help calm his nerves

Crisis: Osher also recently recalled the terrifying anxiety attack that prompted to seek medication to help calm his nerves

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