Ed Sheeran Opens Up About His Struggles With Bulimia
Ed Sheeran is opening up about a topic that you otherwise wouldn’t hear him talk about. The chart-topper has recently confessed that he has struggled with bulimia in the past.
While there are a lot of his female counterparts that also struggle with their body images, Ed says that he’s no different. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.
Ed Sheeran – Opens Up About His Struggles With Bulimia
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the chart topper opened up about some of his struggles with his body images.
He said rather candidly, “I’m self-conscious anyway, but you get into an industry where you’re getting compared to every other pop star. I was in the One Direction wave, and I’m like, ‘Well, why don’t I have a six pack?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, because you love kebabs and drink beer.’ Then you do songs with Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. All these people have fantastic figures. And I was always like, ‘Well, why am I so … fat?’ ”
He continued, “So I found myself doing what Elton [John] talks about in his book — gorging, and then it would come up again.” The Rolling Stone writer notes that Elton spelled it out a little clearer in his autobiography, writing, “I had developed bulimia.”
Ed Sheeran – Opens Up About Gorging And Not Fitting In
Ed also said that he is well aware that there are very few people in his position – and very few men at that – that are willing to talk about their eating disorders.
He said, “There’s certain things that, as a man talking about them, I feel mad uncomfortable. I know people are going to see it a type of way, but it’s good to be honest about them. Because so many people do the same thing and hide it as well. I have a real eating problem/ I’m a real binge eater. I’m a binge-everything. But I’m now more of a binge exerciser, and a binge dad. And work, obviously.”
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