9 Female Musicians Who Opened Up About Their Eating Disorders
For some reason, people seem to think that celebrities are perfect — that they don’t have real problems or real flaws, like the rest of us. But if you think that’s true, you’re wrong. Stars are real people, and lots of them struggle with body image issues, mental illnesses and eating disorders.
While the idea of a famous person having anorexia, bulimia, etc., is typically reserved to be associated with women, many men also struggle with the disorders. It’s extremely inspiring to see many celebrities of BOTH genders speak out about their past problems with food and show fans that recovery is possible. Read on to see a list of female musicians who opened up about their eating disorders to inspire people to live the healthiest life possible.
Demi Lovato was checked into rehab back in 2010, when she was just 18 years old. She'd been struggling with drug and alcohol abuse for years, as well as an eating disorder. The "No Promises" crooner says she actually had a bad relationship with food from the time she was just a toddler, as her mom battled anorexia for a long time while she was growing up.
"Even though I was 2 or 3 years old, being around somebody who was 80 pounds and had an active eating disorder, it's hard not to grow up like that," she explained to American Way magazine.