At the beginning of 2018, Christian O’Connell was the host of the number one breakfast radio show in England, he averaged over 2 million listeners a day, he’d won basically every award possible in the radio industry, he was seemingly on top of his world.
Unbeknownst to almost everyone in his life though, he could barely make it on the air. At the age of 45, Christian had started suffering debilitating panic attacks. And they were becoming an almost daily occurrence.
In this episode of The Imperfects, we talk with Christian about his anxiety & the panic attacks that nearly ended his career in radio. We chat about the life changing move him and his family have since made; we talk about being a vulnerable father; we talk about the challenges of starting a new in Australia…we talk about alot…it’s a really good chat.
If this episode has triggered anything for you around mental health, we recommend lifeline, 13 11 14. The Imperfects is produced by Ryan Shelton, Hugh & Josh van Cuylenburg. A very special thanks to ‘No Mono’ for generously allowing us to use ‘Keep On’ as the theme song for this podcast.