Top 10 Celebrities : Eating Disorders !!!
10. Princess Diana
Diana’s first public confession of dealing with bulimia was in 1994. She had first struggled with it in 1981, just before her marriage. It plagued her all the way through 1992, where she started to get a foothold on beating it. Since then, she fought to help others deal with bulimia, and her death in 1997 marked a major decrease in bulimic incidents.
9. Jessica Alba
In 2005, Jessica admitted that she used to have an eating disorder. She talked about how it was because she grew up in a family that was overweight, so she had always wanted to be skinnier. Her anorexia had probably started around 2000-2001 during her role in Dark Angel.
8. Daniel Johns
In mid-2004, Daniel Johns interviewed on ABC Television and talked about his struggles with anorexia. After finally winning the battle with anorexia, he had also had to fight arthritis only 2 years later.
7. Posh Spice
Having denied having an eating disorder in the past, September of 2001 found Posh Spice openly admitting to struggling with anorexia. She shared of her obsession with her physical appearance and her severe dieting habits.
6. Elton John
Through the late 1980’s, Elton John struggled with bulimia and drug abuse. This pop superstar from the 1970’s went through other struggles involving sexual identity and alcoholism. In 1991 he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
5. Kate Moss
The original ‘waif’, this model not only struggled with anorexia but drug abuse. Being the feature model for a number of high-end products, her downfall came in 2001, when she went into a drug induced coma and had to be sent to the hospital.
4. Lindsay Lohan
Early 2005 showed us a overly-thin Lindsay sporting skimpy outfits on the beach. Like many other celebrities experiencing the main symptoms of anorexia, Lindsay denied the existence of an eating disorder.
3. Keira Knightley
Whether or not Keira actually struggles with clinically diagnosed anorexia is debatable, but what isn’t debatable is her almost-too-skinny figure. The very thin actress states that anorexia runs in her family and she would be the first to know if she had anorexia. Methinks she doth protest too much!
2. Mary-Kate Olsen
In 2004, right after her 18th birthday, Mary-Kate Olsen (from the Olsen twins) showed dramatic weight loss. That same year she hired a weight-coach to help her gain back her weight and received treatment for anorexia, slowly making a comeback. It is suspected that she is once again dealing with anorexia, 3 years later.
1. Nicole Richie
Since at least early 2006, Nicole Richie has seemed to be struggling with anorexia. To this day she denies that she is dealing with an eating disorder, but with a little bit of research it’s not hard to see that a photo is worth a thousand words.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, please get the help you deserve from an Eating Disorder Treatment Center.
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