Celebrities who have struggled with eating disorders

Sophie Turner shares that a live-in therapist helped her to overcome her eating disorder

Stars Insider

06/05/22 | StarsInsider


Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are equally as detrimental to the mind as they are to the body, and they can lead to extremely serious health issues for the rest of your life. It may not be obvious when a person is struggling with an eating disorder (ED), especially as the annual numbers continuously prove that the issue is more common than one might think. 

The pressure to have the perfect body has led some celebrities to suffer these eating disorders, with some cases becoming so serious that they actually had to be hospitalized. 

'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner recently revealed that she had help from a live-in therapist to treat her eating disorder. The actress has been open about the fact that she struggled with ED and body image in the past, particularly after transitioning from a child star to young adult whose appearance was fair game for criticism. She restricted herself so much that she lost her period for a year, which was when she decided it was time to get help. At one point, Turner had a therapist staying with her to ensure that she wasn't doing anything unhealthy with her eating habits. 

She recalled that she was obsessing over a negative Instagram comment one night, which had left her feeling "fat" and "undesireable," when her therapist put things in stark perspective for her. "She said to me, 'You know, no one actually cares. I know you think this, but nobody else is thinking it. You're not that important'...That was the best thing anyone could have told me." It's always helpful to remember that we are each thinking more about ourselves than anyone else, and hurtful comments say more about the person making them.

Click through the gallery to see which other celebs have opened up about their experiences with eating disorders. 

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