Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.
The 27-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday that he asked to step away from MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and the CW’s “Arrow,” on which he had a recurring role, because he cared more about his “mental and physical health” than his career.
Haynes tells the magazine his anxiety was compounded in January when a reply to a blog comment was taken as him coming out. He says he’s gay, but had never publicly spoken about his sexuality.
Haynes says he’s happy and healthy now and open to a return to his “Arrow” role.
He says he checked into rehab for anxiety and was frequently in the hospital over the next three months.