Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the Indian actress and former Miss World, has opened up about her botched nose surgery that left her in a “deep depression”. In an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the actor revealed that the incident occurred soon after she won the Miss World pageant in 2000.
Chopra had previously detailed the incident in her memoir “Unfinished”, where she revealed how the bridge of her nose collapsed during a surgery to remove polyp from her nasal cavity. The incident not only impacted her physically but also took a toll on her mental health.
During the interview with Stern, Chopra spoke candidly about the dark phase in her life, stating that she felt “really low” after the surgery. “I was so insecure and unhappy with the way I looked,” she said. “I felt like crap.”
Chopra also revealed that she became the subject of online trolling after the surgery, which only worsened her mental state. “People called me ‘Plastic Chopra’ and other terrible things,” she said.
The actor also spoke about the pressures of being in the public eye, particularly in India where she is considered a role model for young girls. “There’s a lot of pressure to look a certain way,” she said. “I think that’s true for any woman, but particularly for someone in the public eye.”
Chopra went on to say that she eventually sought help for her depression, and urged others who may be struggling to do the same. “It’s so important to talk about mental health and seek help if you need it,” she said. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
The actor has been vocal about her struggles with depression in the past, and has worked to raise awareness about mental health issues in India. In 2018, she was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and has since advocated for better mental health care and support for young people.
Chopra’s interview with Stern comes amid a renewed focus on mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With millions of people around the world experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, mental health advocates have been calling for greater awareness and support for those struggling with mental health issues.
Chopra’s story is a reminder of the importance of seeking help for mental health issues, and the impact that online bullying and harassment can have on a person’s mental well-being. It is also a testament to Chopra’s resilience and determination to overcome the challenges she faced, and to use her platform to raise awareness and inspire others.
In the end, Chopra’s message is clear: “Don’t be afraid to speak up and seek help if you need it,” she said. “It’s okay to not be okay, and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.”