Apparently, in a Behind the Music special airing on VH1 this Sunday, 34-year-old singer Nicole Scherzinger — of Eden's Crush, the Pussycat Dolls and X Factor — confesses that she spent years suffering from an eating disorder.
As Radar reports, Scherzinger says:
It's embarrassing. I never spoke about it. Like I said, I never want to play a victim, and I never wanted my family to hear about things from me because I think it would break their heart, you know… I guess it was like my addiction, right? I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction. It's like when I got off stage, I was on this high, and I'd come back to my room and I'd be alone, so I would just do things. My bulimia was my addiction; hurting myself was my addiction.
She also notes that her disorder was severe:
I did it every day for, like, years. Every time I had a second to be alone, I was doing something to myself. You get, like, blisters on your hands or scars on your hands, and I'd try to hide those. I think the girls could tell.
"Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me" seems tragic in a whole new way.
Scherzinger is the third celeb in the past few weeks to disclose an eating disorder. In late September, while interviewing Demi Lovato — who went to a rehab for her own eating disorder — Katie Couric admitted: "I wrestled with bulimia all through college, and for two years after that." After being called "fat" and "meaty" in US and UK headlines, Lady Gaga replied with a unretouched photos and the statement: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."