- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.

The 27-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday that he asked to step away from MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and the CW’s “Arrow,” on which he had a recurring role, because he cared more about his “mental and physical health” than his career.

Haynes tells the magazine his anxiety was compounded in January when a reply to a blog comment was taken as him coming out. He says he’s gay, but had never publicly spoken about his sexuality.

He says he checked into rehab for anxiety and was frequently in the hospital over the next three months.

Haynes says he’s happy and healthy now and open to a return to his “Arrow” role.

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