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Hayden Panettiere is making positive changes in her life! But sometimes positive means subtracting… because the Scream 6 star revealed she just got a breast reduction!

For a new cover profile for Women’s Health on Monday, Hayden really opened up about taking back her life, starting with beating her substance abuse issues. She explained how it all got started, how, as a child star, she’d always been “told how to be and how to live by so many people”:

“I wanted certain decisions to be my own, and nobody could stop me. What I put in my body was like an act of defiance… Some people work out. I wish that was my coping mechanism. Alcohol might make you feel better in that moment, but it makes you feel so much worse the next day, and then you do it all over again.”

She got caught in a downward spiral, as postpartum depression ramped up the drinking, and drinking made the depression worse.

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Then she started taking opioids for a neck injury, and sadly we all probably know how that goes by now. She explained:

“My tolerance got so high so fast that it became a problem.”

Hayden revealed her secret addiction battle for the first time last year, after going to rehab for the second time in 2021. She told Women’s Health it was just a real rock bottom for her body that got her back into the program:

“My body was like, ‘enough.’ I hit 30. My face was swollen. I had jaundice. My eyes were yellow. I had to go to a liver specialist. I was holding on to weight that wasn’t normally there. My hair was thin and coming out in clumps.”

She didn’t just do rehab, she did a full 12-step program and trauma therapy to get at the root of the problem:

“I did a lot of work on myself. After eight months of intensive therapy, I felt like I had this blank canvas to work with.”

Oh no! But it turns out she wasn’t done with her journey of healing her body. She expressed:

“My body still didn’t feel like it belonged to me.”

Her body had changed a bit after childbirth, and she just wasn’t comfortable. That’s why she decided to get a breast reduction in November of last year. She stated:

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with somebody who wants to tweak something if it makes them feel more confident. That’s all I have to say about it. My confidence is back.”

She put that confidence on full display in her pictorial for the mag. See her cover (below)!


Ultimately she wants people to know they can make changes, too! She said:

“A lot of people feel stuck. I want to let them know they’re not alone.”

Such a great message! It seems to have worked. Hayden, who hadn’t done a magazine photo spread like this in years, looks as comfortable as anyone we’ve seen!

You can see more from Women’s Health in Hayden’s “Body Scan” video, too!

What do YOU think about the Nashville alum’s revelation? It certainly seems to have boosted her confidence, don’t you think??

[Image via MEGA/WENN/Hayden Panettiere/Instagram.]

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Mar 06, 2023 15:14pm PDT