Chris Evans has “less anxiety” without a cellphone

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  • March 18, 2022

Chris Evans explains why he refuses to use a cell phone

Chris Evans decided to get rid of his cell phone after being scared of updates

Chris Evans has “less anxiety” now that he no longer owns a cellphone.

The 55-year-old TV presenter first ditched his cell in 2019 and believes smartphones are a ‘massive time stealer’ and he insists removing the gadget has improved his mental health.

He said: “Even if someone says they’re not going to check their phone for an hour, they’re still thinking about the end of that hour… so you’re still thinking about it. That’s the whole ‘gift.’ don’t mention the monkeys, don’t mention the monkeys, don’t mention the monkey thing. It’s both a huge time thief and a huge focus thief. I have less anxiety without one – it’s that ping of uncertainty.”

The former ‘Big Breakfast’ star went on to explain that technological advances in cellphones “scared him,” prompting him to ditch his phone altogether.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he said: “Phones have changed so much [in the past three years]but you don’t realize it because you’ve gotten so used to the micro doses of updates.

“It’s you versus Silicon Valley but Silicon Valley is hidden behind the screen. It scared the crap out of me. No thanks.”

Chris – who has children Noah, Nicolas and Eli Alfred with his wife Natasha Shishmanian – later revealed that none of his young children have mobile phones, saying Noah, 13, is the only child at his school to not have one.

He said: “Noah is the only kid in his year without a phone. He turned 13 a few weeks ago so we talked about it, bought him a device and let him download WhatsApp.

“But immediately something happened – there was a bump in the road – and he pulled through. It’s like quitting drinking. You can always start over but you can never drink what you have again. Noah is different, and a better conversationalist If you’re not on the phone when you’re a kid, you’re a more present kid.

“I don’t understand how kids learn things now because the phone doesn’t want you to stay on something too long – it wants to give you another ad for the next thing.”

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