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Candace Cameron Bure says her time on ‘The View’ left her with PTSD

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Actress/producer and talk show personality Candace Cameron Bure is suggesting that her two-season tenure on the long-running ABC daytime television show ‘The View’ was exceptionally tense and she’s apparently still feeling side effects from the experience.

“The stress and the anxiety — I actually have a pit in my stomach right now. There was only one type of stress that I’ve ever felt in my life, that came from that show. And I [have] PTSD, like, I can feel it. It was so difficult, and to manage that emotional stress was very, very hard,” she revealed during a conversation on the “Behind the Table” podcast.

Despite the emotional and/or physical toll from her 2015-2016 co-hosting duties, which included weekly cross-country flights from her Los Angeles home to The View’s New York studios and back, Bure nonetheless insists that “I don’t know that I regret anything, honestly. I feel like there were so many wonderful takeaways from the show.

“And as difficult as that job was, I’m very, very grateful for it,” People reported. Occasional guest-hosting spots are not out of the question, either, she admitted.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.”

During the interview, the Christian conservative (a rarity in Hollywood, at least publicly) also acknowledged that there was a lot of pressure to get up to speed on the various political issues at the table, which at times brought her to tears before the show taped.

“[I was] just trying to understand and have a general grasp of topics that I didn’t want to talk about or didn’t care about.”

“When I felt like I was going into a show that I didn’t have a clear opinion about or it was something that I was legitimately nervous to talk about because I did have an opinion about it but I knew I was the only one at the table that had my opinion, I would just get sick to my stomach. I hated that feeling. And then I’m like, ‘I don’t know who’s going to come at me,” she recalled.

As Meghan McCain separately found out, even being a well-known Never Trumper while sitting in the show’s “conservative” chair — and even buying to the progressive narrative to some extent — did not deter the liberal ladies on The View from going on the rhetorical attack during contentious discussion of political or social issues.

McCain left the show, now in its 25th season, this summer and is now a Daily Mail columnist.

Perhaps best known for her role as D.J. Tanner in the Full House sitcom, and its Fuller House sequel, Candance Cameron Bure, 45, is currently starring in scripted content for the Hallmark Channel particularly as the lead in a series of film adaptations of the Aurora Teagarden mystery novels.

Bure separately told People that when she accepted The View gig, politics were set to be de-emphasized in favor of lighter, “evergreen” topics that are typically more in keeping with daytime TV.

“Enter Donald Trump into the presidential race. It changed everything. I felt like I was back in school, doing 4-5 hours of homework a night. It was exhausting.”

Earlier this month, mom-of-three Candace Cameron Bure prompted angst among the COVID vaccine-or-nothing cohort on social media by declaring on Instagram that is not an anti-vaxxer, but that she was pro-medical freedom, pro-informed consent, pro-immune system, and pro-sunlight, exercise, real food and vitamins.

Robert Jonathan

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