Luke Combs Opens Up On His Struggles With Anxiety & OCD

Luke Combs is probably the biggest thing in country music right now.

Sure, COVID may have put some shows on pause, but at this part of his relatively young career, he’s already smashing records, snatching up awards, selling out arenas, and it won’t be long before he starts selling out stadiums, winning Entertainer of the Year Awards, and who really knows… the sky is the limit.

He’s an absolute superstar in the making (if he isn’t one already), but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t struggle with the same things that regular folks like you and me struggle with. In an exclusive new interview with Dan Rather, Luke Combs opened up about his battles with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, issues that he’s dealt with since middle school.

“First time I can remember is probably middle school kind of up to the end of college, and I still have my moments here and there.”

And while Luke has mostly overcome his anxiety and OCD, he still has times when it creeps back in.

“Essentially, my version of fixing the blinds or straightening the carpet are thoughts that I play over and over in my head. For example, it’ll be something about my health. I’ll be worried that I’m gonna have a heart attack or have a stroke and it becomes this very obsessive thing that you literally can never have an answer to… It’s something that you learn about yourself, and arming yourself with the knowledge of exactly what’s going on is the most important thing, I’ve found.”

The full interview airs on January 13th on AXS TV, however you can watch a preview of their conversation below.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock