18 May 2012 4:02 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Paula Deen opens up to Nancy O'Dell about overcoming the crippling panic disorder agoraphobia, which at times kept her from leaving her home for weeks at a time.

In part two of her revealing new Et interview, Paula Deen opens up to Nancy O'Dell about overcoming the crippling panic disorder agoraphobia, which she says triggered so much fear that it kept her from leaving her home for weeks at a time.

"I would have panic attacks and my arms would go numb and you feel like you're having a heart attack," Paula tells Nancy about symptoms of the anxiety disease during an interview at her sprawling Savannah, Ga estate. "And I kept a brown bag next to me at all times so I could quickly breathe in it. It's just a fear that would come over you like no other."

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