WELLNESS
10/22/2015 02:14 pm ET

Terry Crews Explains Why Men Should Embrace Their Emotions

The former NFL player reminds men it's important they let themselves cry, too.

Terry Crews has an important PSA to make: It's totally okay for a guy to be sensitive.

The "World's Funniest" host and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star told HuffPost Live that it took him a while to learn to let himself experience what was going on inside mentally and emotionally, including feelings of depression.

"What I had to learn to acknowledge is that I have sad days," he said. "There's a thing where you blink past sadness. You say, 'Okay, I don't feel good so let's do something fun today!' and then what happens is that you're a thrill-seeker and you're never really dealing with your emotions."

As a result, the funnyman wasn't "really dealing" with himself on a deeper level, a misstep that he hopes other men will avoid.

"Guys all the time blink past sad moments, depressing moments," he explained. "Not everything should be funny, and I do a lot of that processing at home: today is a sad day, ingest it, work with it, and then go on, but if you don't, it comes out another way."

Sounds like pretty solid advice.

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