Ewan McGregor’s model daughter Clara, 23, reveals rape and abortion ordeal as she opens up about drug and mental health battle in Instagram post
- Clara delved into her mental health struggles to help those feeling the same way
- The 23-year-old said: ‘I deal with past trauma, some more recent than others’
- ‘I blamed myself for bruises, black eyes the rapes and for the attacks a man did’
- She revealed she struggled with drug abuse but has been ‘off of pills for 110 days’
Ewan McGregor’s model daughter has revealed she was raped, had an abortion and battled drug abuse.
Clara, 23, also delved into her mental health struggles in a bid to help those feeling the same way.
Ewan’s oldest daughter wrote on Instagram: ‘I want to take this time to talk about mental health. I’ve been so ashamed of some of my mental health issues that I haven’t even wanted to tell friends.
The 23-year-old (pictured with her father) also delved into her mental health struggles in a bid to help those feeling the same way’
Ewan’s oldest daughter (pictured) wrote: ‘I want to take this time to talk about mental health. I’ve been so ashamed of some of my mental health issues that I haven’t even wanted to tell friends’
‘I’ve suffered from crippling anxiety since I was 4 years and gone to therapy since I was a kid and I am so grateful for what therapy and psychoanalysis has done for me.
‘I’ve worked on myself and continue to do so. I deal with past trauma, some more recent than others.
‘My anxiety has stopped me from living the life I wanted to lead. It was a cage I was stuck in and still struggle to get out of. I got on medication such as Lexapro which helped a great deal. I opened up about it and got the help I needed.
‘I was told by a doctor ‘you don’t have to live this way’ and he was right. I’ve also struggled with substance abuse, due to my anxiety it led me to Xanax and I’m proud to say I’ve been clean and sober off of pills for 110 days.
The model opened up to fans on her Instagram account (pictured) about her past experiences
‘I went to Cirque Lodge for a little while to get myself on track and met the most wonderful people who changed my life. I was so ashamed of my addiction, of my anxiety and depression.
‘I was ashamed of the abuse I had let happen to me. I blamed myself for the bruises, the black eyes the rapes and for the attacks a man did to me.
‘But I’m regaining this power now. Iv had a hard year Iv been figuring out who I am but I feel so loved and blessed with where I am now.
Clara (pictured with her parents as a child) added: ‘This was really hard for me to open up about so go easy on me’
‘Thank you to those who helped me through my darkest times. You know who you are.’
She added: ‘This was really hard for me to open up about so go easy on me.
‘Lil moment of honest in hopes that it can help others feel less alone. This past year I dealt with addiction, I got sober, and I dealt with a great deal of depression and anxiety I had an abusive relationship, I had an abortion the list goes only.
‘Anxiety has been something Iv lived with since I was 4 years old. Iv been having panic attacks since I was a child and I didn’t know that I could live my life without this crippling fear.
‘I didn’t know there was a way to get better. But there is. Help yourself so others can help you too. And never be ashamed to talk about it.’
Clara was praised for speaking out, with one friend commenting: ‘Clara, this is beautiful and brave and I’m so proud of you.’
Another added: ‘Love you, thank you for being brave enough to talk about these things and shining a light on a stigma.
‘A reality for most of us, that the outside world doesn’t get to see. Through it all you have handled it all with Grace and you spread so much love to those around you.’