Meghan Trainor joined TODAY to talk about her album "A Very Trainor Christmas," baby Riley and her upcoming birthday. While the holiday season is a joyful time, she and Carson Daly, who both live with anxiety issues, spoke about how it's not easy for everyone.
Trainor reflected on how hearing Carson open up about his anxiety disorder in 2018 helped her to address her struggles with her family. She didn't know how to describe the feeling until she heard Carson describe his struggle with generalized anxiety disorder.
During the segment, Carson opened up about suffering with anxiety and panic attacks dating back to childhood. By the time he was hosting MTV's "Total Request Live" in the late 1990s, his anxiety was causing him anguish. He recalled visiting a hospital after one particularly brutal anxiety attack to make sure he wasn't having a heart attack.
"You feel like you’re dying," he said.
The TODAY video had a strong impact on Trainor.
"He'll never know how much his video helped me — and my family. I played that for them and I was like, 'That's how I was feeling.' I just couldn’t say it. It's hard to explain," Trainor, 27, revealed to TODAY in 2018.
The "All About That Bass" singer previously shared that a problem with her vocal cords triggered a long battle with depression and anxiety. When Carson spoke out about his struggles, she realized it was time for her to share with her fans.
“I saw how that (Carson's TODAY segment) helped me so much and I thought, 'OK what if I talk about it and my fans can send that to their parents or loved ones?'" she reflected.
"Thank you for talking about it, and I want to talk about it as much as I can to let people know they’re not alone," Trainor said to Carson.