7 Celebrities with Eating Disorder
In the world of showbiz, celebrities suffering from various types of eating disorders have become more common than you might imagine. Whether it is anorexia or binge eating, many celebrities have struggled with an eating disorder due to a variety of reasons and oftentimes get to a point where they check into a facility or get some sort of professional help to contend with the disorder. Here are 10 celebrities who have suffered from such disorders.
This well-known pop star suffered from an eating disorder called bulimia, but attended a 30-day rehab program for the eating disorder. She chose to go to a rehab because she wanted to make her life better and wanted to learn to love herself again. Now she has completely recovered from her disorder and is going strong.
6. Paula Abdul
This multi-talented dancer, singer, choreographer, and song-writer used to suffer from bulimia. The American Idol decided in 1994 that she needed to do something about the harm that this disorder was causing her and her career, so she checked herself into a facility. At the age of 52, this bombshell now has fully recovered and is fitter than ever.
5. Victoria Beckham
The wife of the world class footballer David Beckham and the former member of the famous band “Spice Girls” has admitted in her book that she used to suffer from anorexia during her early days with the spice girls. Due to the pressure from management who had told her to slim down, she became obsessed with her body and her thin frame and eventually went a bit far and succumbed to her disorder. She never checked herself into a rehab for this disorder, but eventually she overcame it with the help of her family and her desire to be healthy.
4. Mary-Kate Olsen
Mark-Kate Olsen, famous for her role as Michelle in Full House, struggled with anorexia for a while and then checked herself into facility to undergo treatment. She ended up beating the disorder and gave away her smaller sized clothes as a celebration of her victory.
3. Tracey Gold
Tracey Gold, actress for her role on Growing Pains, started struggling with anorexia at the young age of 12. She did recover after receiving treatment, but then relapsed when she was 19. In 1992, she became quite thin at 80 pounds and was actually cut from the television show due to her weight issue, but in 1994 made her recovery and has since done quite well. She is an advocate for healthy eating and speaks to men and women about eating disorders regularly.
Many wouldn’t believe that once upon a time the ‘Jersey Shore’ star used to suffer from anorexia. She admits that during her school days she would eat nothing at all on some days or perhaps just one cucumber and water. She states that she felt she had to be super thin to be successful as a cheerleader. The star who looks healthy and voluptuous now had become dangerously thin. She eventually realized that she was losing a lot of weight and sought some help from the school nurse, who helped her overcome her disorder. Now she has completely recovered from her anorexia and is quite healthy.
1. Lady Gaga
The pop icon Lady Gaga had recently admitted that she has been suffering from bulimia and anorexia since she was 15, which is why there was a constant fluctuation in her weight. Unlike many other celebrities, Lady Gaga has not yet enrolled herself into a rehab for eating disorder. She manages her battle with these disorders on her own from time to time by going to the gym, eating healthy, and doing some yoga. She has not completely recovered since it is recurring, but she seems to think she is managing well.
Dominica Applegate has a BS in Psychology, an MA in Counseling and has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. Specializing in addictions, relationships, codependency, fitness and health, Dominica’s work is ultimately about helping people remove blocks that keep them stuck, because everyone can really create a life that they love.