Gisele Bundchen's public life may have always looked perfect, but she has battled a world of pain.
In her new memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, set for release on October 2, the most successful supermodel in the world, the wife of Tom Brady and a mother of two opens up about her mental health battles. She reveals that 15 years ago, as her career took off, she experienced her first panic attack on a bumpy plane ride. This led her to develop a fear of tunnels, elevators and other enclosed spaces. She then had more panic attacks, including in her own home, and eventually contemplated suicide.
"I actually had the feeling of, 'If I just jump off my balcony, this is going to end, and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in,'" Bündchen told People in comments posted on Wednesday.