Sick Celebrities

Day: October 31, 2012

Tracey Gold sheds light on the reasons she developed anorexia

Tracey Gold, famous for her role as Carol Seaver in the hit American sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has been acting since the age of four, when she first appeared in a Pepsi advert. At the tender age of 11 her paediatrician diagnosed her with anorexia after he noticed irregular weight loss during a natural growth spurt. […]

Thandie Newton almost wasted away with bulimia

Zambian-born Hollywood star Thandie Newton has always been open about her bulimia. The eating disorder affected her life at the tender age of 14 when she was training to be a ballerina. Her struggle lasted a year and left her scarred both physically and mentally. “I had terrible bulimia for about a year … I […]

Susan Dey's family support helped her through anorexia

Susan Dey’s attractive, fresh-faced charm landed her a role in the hit television series ‘The Partridge Family’. With no prior acting experience she took on the role of Laurie, the eldest daughter of the fictional family but with little in the way of guidance at the time she began to develop her eating disorder. At […]

Stephanie Pratt flaunted bulimia in front of her mom

Stephanie shot to fame through her role in the hit TV series ‘The Hills’ but during that time she caved in to public opinion and that led to a period of her life struggling with a return of bulimia; an illness she suffered with as a child. As a young girl her parents were very […]

Sally Field became bulimic after joining the Hollywood crew

During the early years of her career critically acclaimed actress Sally Field was struggling to live with bulimia. She realises that the illness began in her early 20s and it continued to dog her for a further three years. The pressure of being around so many slimmer actresses weighted heavy on her mind and that […]

Russell Brand battled addictions and bulimia

Russell Brand is a name associated with wit, charm and a scruffy hair do atop skin-tight pants. The quirky and oh-so intellectual comedian and TV presenter is also a terrific humanitarian. His struggles with addiction are well known and he actively seeks to help others in their pursuit of ‘cleanliness’. With a broken marriage, substance […]

Anorexic Portia De Rossi almost proud to weigh 82 lbs

Portia De Rossi lived on 300 calories per day during the height of her anorexia, a fact she shared with another well documented eating disorder victim, Oprah WInfrey. A tearful De Rossi admitted that it was almost a proud achievement to weigh in at just 82 lbs. “It wasn’t that I was proud of it,“ […]

Paula Abdul battled bulimia for years

Famous American dancer, recording artist and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul, admits her life is a perfect learning example to anyone suffering from bulimia. Known for her great dance moves, figure hugging outfits and a string of 80s hits including, “What have you done for me lately?” she enojyed critical acclaim in the public eye […]

Mary-Kate Olsen developed anorexia from living in her sister's shadow

A startling amount of young celebrities suffer with eating disorders during their lives. The two seem inextricably linked and yet the exact causes of conditions such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa still remain unclear. Many medical professionals have suggested that factors such as low self esteem, a tendency towards obsessive compulsive behaviour and external pressures […]

Kirsten Haglund overcame anorexia to become Miss America

Kirsten Haglund was crowned Miss America in 2008 but the road to that achievement was a potted and broken one. Her biggest obstacle was a battle with anorexia which troubled her for four years prior to the pageant. The former Miss Michigan said the eating disorder began when she was just 15 years old. “There […]

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