PHOTOS | What your favorite stars fear

12:44 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
  • In an interview with Blender magazine, Rihanna says she has a fear of fish, ichthyophobia. "One time I was in the water, I saw all these fish swimming around my feet and I had a panic attack. I just froze." (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
  • Lyle Lovett suffers from taurophobia, a fear of bulls and cows. He says he was once caught by a bull and rammed into a fence at his uncle's farm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Sean "P Diddy" Combs admitted on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" that he is frightened of toes. Combs told Leno, "I somehow get to see the toe on the first date -- it's mandatory. I may not go for a kiss, but I'm definitely going to see if that second toe is long." It's possible he suffers from podophobia, a fear of feet. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)
  • Nicole Kidman says she still has trouble with lepidopterophobia, a fear of butterflies. "I would climb over the fence, crawl around to the side of the house -- anything to avoid having to go through the front gate if one landed there." (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
  • Most men can relate to Tom Cruise's phobia. The "Top Gun" star is afraid of going bald -- otherwise known as chaetophobia. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Luckily, Captain Jack Sparrow didn't have to face any clowns in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies since Johnny Depp suffers from coulrophobia, the fear of the circus fixtures. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
  • Have you noticed that in most of De Niro's movies, the actor rarely smiles? It might be because he suffers from dentophobia -- a fear of dentists. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
  • We know he doesn't suffer from ophidiophbia (a fear of snakes) or hoplophobia (a fear of weapons), but as a child, Samuel L. Jackson suffered from glossophobia, a fear of public speaking. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)
  • We're guessing members of Oprah's studio audience weren't allowed to chew Hubba Bubba, since the talk show mogul suffers from chiclephobia, a fear of gum. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
  • Pamela Anderson can't stand her own reflection. The former "Baywatch" beauty suffers from eisoptrophobia -- a fear of mirrors. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
  • The "Daredevil" star suffers from pteromerhanophobia, a fear of flying. Don't worry, Ben. You're not alone. Other pteromerhanophobes include John Madden, Aretha Franklin and Britney Spears (although she played a flight attendant in her music video, "Toxic.") (Photo by RAFA RIVAS/AFP/GettyImages)
  • She still knows how to rock a bathing suit, but the former "Baywatch" actress has a fear of water -- aquaphobia. Other aquaphobes include Winona Ryder and Michelle Pfeiffer. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders and celebrities are no different. In honor of World Mental Health Day, HLN looked into the fears and phobias that keep Hollywood stars up at night.

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