Actor Donnie Wahlberg recently shared words of support from the Bible via social media to those struggling with anxiety. The audio over Wahlberg’s Instagram video said, “There is one phrase in the Bible that’s repeated 365 times. Do you know what it is? ‘Do not be afraid!’”

He wrote in the caption, “To whoever is struggling with fear today, I know a 15-second reel may not change your life. I also know it’s not easy to live without fear, worry, or anxiety.” The actor explained that overcoming anxiety has been “something that I’ve worked on, and continue to work on, every single day since I was an anxiety-riddled little kid.”


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The “Blue Bloods” star continued, “If this reel can give you a little boost, a little bit of hope, or even ease your worry for a brief 15 seconds, then it’s worth me sharing! Hang in there! You will make it through; you always do! Sending love your way.” Wahlberg is on strike as part of the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. “Blue Bloods,” where he stars as Danny Reagan, was renewed for a fourteenth season, but the strikes have delayed the new season to 2024.

Some were unsure if “Blue Bloods” would be renewed, but Wahlberg and the rest of the cast agreed to a 25 percent pay cut so the show could continue. According to Deadline, “The cast and producers had agreed to salary reductions to keep the show going and keep hundreds of crew and other support personnel whose livelihood depends on it employed.”

Wahlberg said of the show’s potential cancellation, “I love ‘Blue Bloods,’ and I think if there weren’t a season 14, the loyal fans of the show would be very, very outraged. If the show were to go away without the audience having a proper sendoff, I think they would be mortified. The renewal makes “Blue Bloods” the network’s second-longest-running current scripted series after NCIS, which was recently renewed for its 21st season.

The Hollywood Reporter adds, “The drama remains one of CBS’ most watched originals and anchors its Friday night primetime lineup. The show is broadcast’s No. 3 drama in total viewers, averaging more than 9.5 million per episode. With delayed viewing, that number grows to top 11 million.”

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