The rich and famous don’t always have it so easy. Sometimes fame can exacerbate issues that were already there or it can create a serious amount of insecurity. Being in the spotlight isn’t always a walk in the park – you need a really thick skin and not all celebrities have it. Many stars who have struggled with eating disorders were already struggling with them before they became famous while others only started dealing with them after they were thrust into the spotlight. Talking about these issues helps others who are struggling with them to cope – and we applaud these stars for speaking out. Here are 10 celebrities who have opened up about their eating disorders.
10. Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell has revealed that she battled bulimia and, if it wasn’t for Robbie Williams, she probably would have died. “I was worried I’d get fat. I would binge and then felt fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful,” she said. “Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help. He told me to go to rehab and that possibly saved my life. The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always.”