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Terry Crews Reveals How He Really Feels About "Getting Older" and Turning 55

The America's Got Talent Host made a touching post about being present and embracing growth. 

By Jackie Manno

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On August 5, the America's Got Talent Host shared an introspective post to his official Instagram page to celebrate what he's learned about life to mark his turning 55 year old. The star's milestone birthday was on July 30, 2023.

A peaceful snapshot showed him chilling on a boat near the sunset with a smirk on his face.

"I'm inspired and determined to be the best human being I can be," he wrote in the caption. "The greatest thing about getting older - is the choice and decision to grow wiser. To see things in a new way, and the realization that the more you know, the more there is to know," he continued, before giving a shoutout to his wife Rebecca and his children

"This is only the beginning for me," he added. "I choose to be present at this moment, and enjoy NOW, because this is all I have. No past, no future, just NOW. Now is eternal."

Crews wrapped things up with some gratitude. "Read to learn some more, grow some more and love some more!" he wrote.

Happy birthday, Terry!

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Terry Crews opens up about what he's learned from fame

In 2022, Crews wrote a deeply personal memoir called Tough: My Journey to True Power, which chronicles his relationship with fame. In a vulnerable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he opened up about how his perspective toward life changed as he grew older. 

“It was the internal success. It was feeling good about myself because I was just me. As entertainers, you’re perfectionists, but you’ll never do anything perfect. So you’re always feeling disappointed about a performance. You’re totally insecure all the time. But I became secure in just [thinking], “Did I do my best?” And the answer was yes. Then I became very, very satisfied with that, and it started to grow,” he explained to the outlet.

Terry Crews at an event.

He continued: “This is the thing: Your thoughts determine your feelings. What I had to do was start changing the way I thought about myself, and then I felt better about myself. But what was happening before was that I was thinking bad thoughts about me. I thought, “I’m not any good.” A lot of performers suffer from imposter syndrome where things are good, but you don’t see it as good, you see it as: You’re a fake and maybe you’re just lucky; you’re not really talented; you didn’t really earn this.”