‘Happiest Depressed Person’: ‘Blues Clues’ Host Steve Burns Said He Struggled With Mental Health During Filming

‘Happiest Depressed Person’: ‘Blues Clues’ Host Steve Burns Said He Struggled With Mental Health During Filming


Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns was known for being an enthusiastic character who connected with kids, but now the 49-year-old actor says he was struggling with depression while filming the show.

Burns hosted the long-running children’s series on Nickelodeon from 1996 until 2002. However, the actor said in a recent interview with Variety that his upbeat demeanor during the time was all an act. 

“I didn’t know it yet, but I was the happiest depressed person in North America,” the former host told the publication. “I was struggling with severe clinical depression the whole time I was on that show. It was my job to be utterly and completely full of joy and wonder at all times, and that became impossible.”

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