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Ginger Spice Admits Battle With Bulimia And The Unexpected Person Who Saved Her Life!!

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Awful!! We had no idea!!

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has come forward and admitted that after she left the girl group back in the day, she suffered from bulimia!!

Luckily for her, she had a surprising confidante who managed to convince her to seek treatment for the eating disorder: Robbie Williams!!

Wow!!

Ginger says:

'I became really close to Robbie after leaving the Spice Girls and it was a very poignant friendship. I was lonely and felt he was the only person on the planet who could understand me because of his experiences with Take That. We understood each other. But I didn't really go out with him.

'I was worried I'd get fat. I would binge and then felt fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful. Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help. He told me to go to rehab and that possibly saved my life. The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always. I am happy and healthy now.'

She's right - she is very lucky she sought out treatment before the disease completely overtook her life!!

We commend her for being strong enough to talk about her struggle openly, and Robbie for being such a wonderful friend!!

Congratulations, bb! You look WONDERFUL!!

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30 comments to “Ginger Spice Admits Battle With Bulimia And The Unexpected Person Who Saved Her Life!!”



  1. 1

    I'm glad she came forward and can now serve as a role model for ladies of all ages battling an eating disorder.

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  2. 2

    And she's coming out with her new $19.95 book detailing every Throw-Up Session in the most exclusive toilets around the world; she has thrown-up in almost every country, even famous people's toilets. In bookstores nationwide April 1st, mark it on your calendar, now go throw-up!



  3. 3

    That's amazing for her, I saw her on the most recent Spice Girls tour and she has never looked better. She was healthy, glowing and in perfect shape.



  4. 4

    lol u do realise that she has openly admitted this about 6 years ago its common knoledge that she was bullimic



  5. 5

    She is the hottest, and my personal favorite member of the Spice Girls! I love Geri and I am glad she got help. She looks really good.



  6. 6

    then again i am obsessed with her biggest fan ever ! so i should know this



  7. 7

    she talked about this already in the book she released like ten years ago…



  8. 8

    She wrote about this difficult time of her life in her autobiography. If not in the first one, definitely in the second one for sure. :-)

  9. Laury says – reply to this


    9

    This is not news, everyone knew she was bulimic and that she used to be made fun of because she was supposedly the "fat" Spice Girl, even though she never was fat, only curvy. But I have to say, she looks much better now than she ever did back in her Spice Girls days.



  10. 10

    Oh Boo-Hoo. Another Idiot Women celebrity talks about their not eating and throwing if they did. Get over yourselfs. Your not anynear that important to anyone except yourselfs!



  11. 11

    I've known about this since 1998. Any Spice Girls fan would know this!

  12. Benf says – reply to this


    12

    You had no idea???? she talked about it in her two books; if only in 1999 and just for the record in 2001. it was highly publicised, in every cover magazine, and you just had to look at her frame to know the girl was ill: she adopted the yoyo attitude!
    so thanks for the BIG news. shame you're almost 10 YEARS LATE on that one loooool!



  13. 13

    I don't know about anyone else, but barfing is the worst thing in the world. The last time (and I mean the LAST TIME) I got drunk, I threw up for 3 hours. I was praying to Jesus to let me die. So what I can't figure out is why anyone would voluntarily do this. BTW, if I even THINK I smell Jack Daniels, I start gagging like it's nobody's business.

  14. MAESY says – reply to this


    14

    she confirmed she had bulimia millions of years ago..



  15. 15

    It's nice that she's now comfortable being a fat skank.



  16. 16

    As a former Bulimic myself its inspiring to see famous people come forward and admit that this disease affects everyone regardless of status. Kudos to you Geri, stay strong and stay healthy.



  17. 17

    didn't you see her solo music clips? she looked anorexic all thru them..also read her old books…it's ALL in there..so YES this is NOT new news Perez.

  18. mil says – reply to this


    18

    robbie hates Geri… not a good friend.. he went to the press and he called her a demonic little girl… they have not been friends for years
    she is a nightmare totally neurotic.. still barfs!!

  19. Maio says – reply to this


    19

    I love her. girl power!

  20. cdv says – reply to this


    20

    I wasnt a fan back in the day but man shes fucking hot now.



  21. 21

    uh… this was in one of her books released years ago.



  22. 22

    MY FRIEND'S SISTER JUST DIED FROM BULIMIA- IT IS SUCH A SERIOUS ILLNESS, I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS SO SERIOUS- BUT HER HEART STOPPED IN HER SLEEP. IF ANYONE OUT THERE READING THIS IS STRUGGLING WITH BULIMIA, PLEASE GET HELP. IT SERIOUSLY FUCKS WITH YOUR HEART- EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT SKINNY- YOUR POTASSIUM LEVELS AND ELECTROLYTE LEVELS COMPLETELY GO OUT OF WACK AND UR HEART CAN STOP!!!!



  23. 23

    u r sooooo hot. call me girl



  24. 24

    WHO CARES!! JUST WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO TO STAY BONEY THIN



  25. 25

    Wow, Ginger Spice has not aged well at all. Yikes!



  26. 26

    If you were a real spice girl fan u would have BEEN known this… she's ALWAYS talking about it her and Sporty had eating disorders… and she talks about it in her book that came out years ago…



  27. 27

    if Perez is not years late on this piece of news, Geri is manipulating the press with this info for fame as it is VERY OBVIOUS she's still bullimic. In the last Spice Girl video for the reunion, she was trying to show off how she could beat Posh Spice to showing the mot ribcage. She wa peristent about showing more skin and mid-riff while all the other girls had more clothes on..weight conscious are we?



  28. 28

    OMG, SHE HAS RESOURCES, FAME…I DONT FEEL BAD FOR HER. NOT ONLY THAT ALL SHE HAD TO DO WAS HANG OUT WITH POSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIMME A FUCKING CHUCKING BREAK!! LAME.



  29. 29

    I think its really great when celebs come forward after battling something like bullimia i am also battling this at the minute and its a great confidence boost to see her so happy and healthy it just shows there is reason to have hope of gaining happiness gagain.



  30. 30

    I love this picture of her. She's so alluring.