Chris Rock reveals he spends 7 hours a week in therapy since start of the coronavirus pandemic

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By RADIO.COM

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic back in March, many people have been left with feelings of loneliness and social isolation as day-to-day routines have been replaced with staying at home.

Chris Rock, the longtime comedian and actor, revealed that he too has not been immune to the mental health effects the pandemic has caused.

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning, the 55-year-old revealed that he spends around 7 hours a week in therapy since the pandemic struck in March, according to People Magazine.

“You have to tell the truth,” he told King, 66, of his therapy sessions. “You have to tell – you have to go into therapy prepared to tell the worst part of yourself every week, you know?”

Rock, 55, revealed that the increased amount of therapy has allowed him to learn more about himself.

“I learned that I could be very hard on myself,” he told King. “Like really, really hard on myself, and I need to relax. And I need to listen, I need to take chances.”

Recently Rock revealed that he was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD) after nine-hours of cognitive tests, according to People.

"And all I understand are the words," he said of frequently understanding things in their most literal meanings, which he said helps with his comedy. "By the way, all of those things are really great for writing jokes — they’re just not great for one-on-one relationships."

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