Actor Robert Downey Junior is sparking major concern after speaking about his drug admission while accepting the prestigious Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The star admitted how he had just popped in a beta blocker during his acceptance speech on Sunday and that had people wondering what was going on.
Social media was abuzz over the remark about drugs and some felt he did appear a little confused. After all, it was the 81st Golden Globe Awards and such incidents were going to be frowned upon.
The 58-year-old star made a head turn in the category for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role after taking the leading role of Lewis Strauss from Oppenheimer.
The famous Iron Man star took the stage at the leading Beverly Hills Hotel and admitted how he still suffers from serious anxiety issues. And for events as grand as this one, he had to cope with his condition through the use of drugs
“I took the drug and now that’s going to be a breeze”- the A-list star mentioned.
But while he may have assumed that it was a normal ordeal, he is said to have attained mixed reactions from his fans regarding the admission.Some mentioned it made him seem so much more relatable while others were so concerned about his well-being, especially considering how he has suffered from substance abuse in the past.
For those who might not be aware, beta blockers are the name given to a class of medications that are mostly used to control abnormalities linked to heart rhythms. But they can also be utilized for the sake of treating situational anxiety disorders like those about stage fright.