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Chris Evans protects his wellbeing

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Hollywood star Chris Evans opened up about his mental health conditions last Friday to prove he really is a super hero!

The actor, best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, told his 15m Twitter followers last Friday he was planning an early night to protect his wellbeing.

In a tweet Evans said:  "Nothing like anxiety for no reason whatsoever. Looking like a 4pm bedtime for me. Happy Friday!"

The message should not have come as a surprise to his avid following as the actor is no stranger sharing his battles with anxiety on social media.

His tweet received a string of replies coming out in support of the 40-year-old actor, one read: “The way I’ll never stop loving you for talking about mental health… thank you."

Another response shared the message: "The way it strangely makes me feel seen that Chris Evans is being this relatable. Sleep easy tonight, king."

In a previous interview Evans spoke candidly about how he almost turned down the Captain America role in order to protect his mental health.

"[Captain America] was a big commitment," Evans said in the YouTube video. "If the movie hits, your life noticeably changes. If someone in your family is in the hospital, and you’re going in and out and people are taking pictures of and you complain, it’s too bad. You made this bed, sleep in it."

"I do struggle. I get anxiety about certain things and press, things like that. Maybe the thing you’re most scared of is actually the thing you should do... I asked every human being in my life what they thought, and they said I should do the movie, and then I went to therapy. I thought, ‘I’ll talk to my therapist! See what they have to say!’"

It’s a good job Evans took the role, as he explained to The Hollywood Reporter it was "the best decision I've ever made, and I really owe that to [Marvel chief] Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake.

"To be honest, all the things that I was fearing never really came to fruition."

The actor added: "[Chris] Hemsworth and I were very new and we also had the stand-alones and so I think we shared in our anxiety, and at least that made it a little bit more comforting."

For support and advice on mental health visit the Mind website.