Lindsey Vonn Reveals Depression Battle With People Magazine

Lindsey Vonn Reveals Depression Battle With People Magazine

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Lindsey Vonn Reveals Depression Battle With People Magazine

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US Ski Team member, Lindsey Vonn, talks with People about her battle with depression.

Lindsey Vonn Reveals Depression Battle

Lindsey Vonn seems to have it all.

As the most decorated skier in U.S. history, Vonn’s easy smile and record-decimating athletic career have made her a fixture on podiums, magazine covers and multi-million dollar endorsement deals. But life off the slopes wasn’t always so rosy.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Olympic gold medalist, 28, discloses that she’s quietly suffered from depression for many years and currently takes an anti-depressant to help manage her symptoms.

“Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else,” Vonn confesses.

At one point in 2008, she says, “I couldn’t get out of bed anymore. I felt hopeless, empty, like a zombie.”

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