This Girl Suffering From An Anxiety Disorder Delivers A Hair-Raising Performance On “America’s Got Talent”

It’s amazing what being on stage can do for people.

1. Anna Clendening, a 20-year-old singer suffering from anxiety and depression, performs a stunning cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

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2. Just a few months ago, Anna — who was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when she was 14 — was on the verge of a major breakdown.

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3. And so when she finally took the stage, it’s safe to say that she was a bit overwhelmed.

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4. But when she began to sing, it was like all of her insecurities were gone, and she took complete control of the stage.

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5. When her performance was over, Howie Mandel (who RARELY touches people), ran on stage to comfort and congratulate her with a hug.

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Mandel, who as OCD, also suffers from his own anxiety disorder.

6. The judges then weighed in on her performance:

 

7. After receiving a YES from all four judges, Anna couldn’t help but breakdown with tears of joy.

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