Nina Hastie (Photo: Instagram)
Johannesburg – Even though it's her job to make other people laugh, comedian Nina Hastie’s life was not all sunshine and daisies a few years ago.
The star shared her journey of recovery on Thursday in a post on her Instagram account.
"On Sunday the 16th of October I will be celebrating 3 years of sobriety. I turned my life around," she wrote.
Speaking about her struggles, Nina openly listed every hardship she endured.
"I Suffered from severe depression and anxiety, I was miserable and negative and broke and angry. I hated everyone, most of all myself. I had run out of love and favours. I lost my car, my house, my friends, my family. (sic)"
Since then the comedian has completely turned her life around - it's evident in the before/after picture accommodating the post.
"If you are without hope, look at this picture. LOOK AT THIS PICTURE! I'm living, walking, talking proof!" she encouraged her fans.