5 Celebrities With Severe Phobias, Fear doesn’t play favorites!
Would it surprise you to find out your favorite celebrity has a secret phobia they’ve kept hidden for years and years? Well, that is quite possibly about to happen.
After you finish reading this post, you’ll know the phobias of some of today’s biggest stars. The strange thing isn’t the fact they have a phobia, it’s that some of them are truly afraid of some weird stuff! Let’s get started, shall we!
Tom Cruise – (Phalacrophobia)
Tom Cruise is deathly afraid of going bald. Not the kind of worry most men have of hair loss, Cruise is literally obsessed.
To the point where he spends hundreds of dollars on hair tonic each month and obsessively counts the hairs he finds on his pillow in the morning.
Eminem – (Strigiformophobia)
Eminem suffers from Strigiformophobia. Do you know what that is? It’s the fear of owls.
Most sufferers of Strigiformophobia are afraid of an Owl’s large eyes, or how they have the ability to rotate their head up to 270′ degrees.
Alfred Hitchcock – (alektorophobia or ovaphobia)
The master of horror, the man who spent his entire life trying to scare people suffered from either alektorophobia or ovaphobia. I’m not exactly sure if he was afraid of only the egg or chickens in general. Either way, it’s odd for someone in his life of work.
People with alektorophobia have a fear of chickens and chicken-related products. Ovaphobia is an intense fear of eggs in all their forms. Doesn’t matter if it’s an omelet, scrambled egg or frittatas, they’re all a no-go for people suffering from ovaphobia.
Jake Gyllenhaal – (Ornithophobia)
Jake Gyllenhaal suffers from Ornithophobia, which means he’s terrified of ostriches. On the set of his 2010 movie Prince of Persia, there were a few ostriches around and the trainers warned him that sudden noises could startle the birds into violent attacks which reportedly left Gyllenhaal paralyzed with fear whenever they were around.
People with ornithophobia experience intense, exaggerated fear or anxiety when thinking about or being around birds. They often know that their fear is unreasonable, but feel as if they can’t control it.
Specific phobias such as ornithophobia can be treated through methods such as psychotherapy or medication
Tyra Banks – (Delfiniphobia)
Tyra Banks suffers from Delfiniphobia, or the fear of dolphins. This phobia can be created due to the fact, Dolphins are very intelligent but are one of the few creatures apart from humans known to rape for fun.
Tyra Banks has had childhood nightmares about dolphins which led to her phobia. On a 2006 episode of her talk show she went to SeaWorld to confront her fear by petting dolphins. However, she cried the whole time.
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