Friday, March 1, 2013

Celebrities with Eating Disorders

I got lazy and didn't write a real post for today; instead I looked online and researched famous people who have had eating disorders. Most of them say they have recovered- their ED bios are like "she suffered from anorexia and bulimia from 14-18" or something like that. Good for them if they have recovered, but I also wonder if they're being a little dishonest. After all, if people have EDs before all the stress induced by fame, wouldn't it make sense to have even more problems with the extra attention? 
On the other side of that, I think it's amazing that these people are even coming clean about their struggles.
Anyway, here's the list. 

36. John Prescott

37. Paul Gascoigne

38. David Coulthard

39. Peter Andre

40. Adam Rickett

41. Dennis Quaid

42. Lucy Hale

43. Nicole Richie

44. Karen Carpenter

45. Ana Carolina

46. Isabel Caro

47. Margaux Hemingway

48. Kate Dillon

49. Sandra Dee

50. Candace Cameron Bure


  1. Wow, I didn't know a lot of these people had eating disorders
    And so many men too
    I've read Portia de Rossi's book called 'Unbearable lightness'
    It's pretty good
    I'm reading a book at the moment called 'Gaining' by Aimee Liu
    Check it out, it's very good x

  2. I agree with the whole "recovered" thing. How do you define recovered? No symptons for how long? I mean cancer has to be in remission for 5 years before they tell say you are recovered. I see my ED as an addiction, I have had periods of time that I have ben symptom free but right now I feel like I relapsed and I am trying to stop again. I don't know how long it would take me to say I am recovered, I m in recovery though.

  3. yes. omg and i agree with Josie on that one. the whole recovery thing, especially because different people define recovery as different ways. omg i write quite a few ED fanfics and in a lot of them, if you see characters gaining weight, most people would think they're recovered and that is a common misconception with EDs.
    Dennis Quaid was one i was shocked with! i read quite a huge list before but i remember Dennis Quaid shocked me :P
    -Sam Lupin


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