Ex-Pussycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger reveals a disturbing secret she’s kept for a very long time. She has revealed that she wrestled with bulimia, an eating disorder she suffered during her late 20’s.
The 36-year old songstress shares how challenging this disease was to overcome. “I guess it was like my addiction. I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction.”
She goes on about her painful memory, “It is such a horrible paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me. That’s why I can empathize so much with people who have demons and voices in their heads, who aren’t nice to themselves. It robs you of living your life.”
She explains, “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.”
Fortunately, she has beaten the deadly eating disorder and has been living healthily ever since. “I had such a great life on the outside, the Dolls were on top of the world but I was miserable on the inside.” She admits. “I’m never letting that happen again; you only get one life-I was 27 only once.”
For more encouraging words, she adds, “…you can recover and you can get rid of it forever. I did it and that’s why it’s so important for me to share my story. I felt so alone…but I made myself so alone. You hide it from the world, you isolate yourself. But you can beat it—do not give up because you’re so special and you’re meant for such great things.”