By: Entertainment Reporter
South African comedian and Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah has opened up about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect its had on his mental health.
Trevor who’s previously spoken about his depression and anxiety, has recently opened up about how having a routine has helped him get through days that were tough.
Speaking to South China Morning Post via Zoom, Trevor revealed how working non-stop over the past decade meant he missed out on most of the important things in life.
“I’ve spent over a decade working nonstop,” Noah says. “And I mean nonstop. Which is a badge of honour in America. In many other parts of the world, people would say, ‘You have a problem.’ I’ve missed weddings. I’ve missed birthdays. I’ve missed funerals. Then something like this happens and you go, ‘Man. I’ve missed a lot of life.’ And so when you look back on those things, I can tell you I have no memory of me going, ‘Ah, man, I can’t wait to get back to the red carpet.’ No. I can’t wait to get back to sitting in a living room with my best friends. I can’t wait to get back to having a barbecue in the park. I can’t wait to get back to celebrating a friend who’s had a baby or celebrating a milestone in my siblings’ lives.”
Trevor, who’s just announced dates for his stand-up comedy World Tour spoke about how the pandemic pushed him to focus more on his mental health. It gave him an opportunity to manage all the key areas that can contribute to your state of mind.
“Oh, I mean, it was terrible. Are you kidding me?” Noah says. “If anyone struggles with depression, if anyone’s working through anxiety, you can do a good job of managing that. You can manage how you eat, you can manage how you exercise, how you get fresh air, how you associate with people. All of these things contribute to your mental health. Having it all stripped away at once took a toll on society that I don’t even think we’ve begun to understand.”