The 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin detailed his battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder on the latest episode of his podcast, What's One More, as he interviewed America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, who also has the condition, and explained his symptoms have worsened over the years.
"OCD is something I personally struggle with," Alec said. "I'm grateful to Howie for opening up at a time when few people were talking about this publicly, and there was even more of a stigma about OCD and mental health than there is today. It's through empathy, understanding and being kinder to one another, that we can finally remove the stigma and change the narrative."
Alec went on to ask Howie about the origins of his OCD, saying, "Is germaphobia the only way that OCD was expressed, and what was the beginnings of when you started to track that and sense that (sic)? Because I'm going through this myself now. I am, like really seriously."