Candace Cameron Bure says her time as a daytime TV co-host took a toll on her mental and emotional health.
The actress confessed that she’s glad her days representing a conservative voice on the roundtable talk show The View are behind her on this week’s episode of ABC’s Behind the Table podcast. “The stress and the anxiety—I actually have a pit in my stomach right now,” she said. “There was only one type of stress that I’ve ever felt in my life, that came from that show. And I [have] PTSD, like, I can feel it. It was so difficult, and to manage that emotional stress was very, very hard.” Bure was a co-host on the program from 2015 to 2016 for seasons 19 and 20.
She added that she felt “pressure” to represent conservative viewpoints on the program and that keeping up with the daily discussion points was one of the biggest hurdles for her. “[I was] just trying to understand and have a general grasp of topics that I didn’t want to talk about or didn’t care about,” she explained. And, ultimately, the show’s rigorous schedule “took its toll” on her body and affected her “emotional health.” She said, “When I felt like I was going into a show that I didn’t have a clear opinion about or it was something that I was legitimately nervous to talk about because I did have an opinion about it but I knew I was the only one at the table that had my opinion, I would just get sick to my stomach. I hated that feeling. And then I’m like, ‘I don’t know who’s going to come at me.’”
She added that her nerves were so bad, she’d often end up “crying before the show.” But even so, she countered, “I don’t know that I regret anything, honestly. I feel like there were so many wonderful takeaways from the show. And as difficult as that job was, I’m very, very grateful for it.” Bure also spoke to People last month in honor of The View’s 25th anniversary, saying that she would “never want a permanent seat at the table again,” but that it “always feels like family” when she does come back as a guest.
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