We’ve never thought Nicole Scherzinger looked anything but happy. However, the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer is now saying there was a time in her life when she was completely miserable!
Nicole is opening up in the new British Cosmopolitan about her battle with bulimia. She admitted to the mag:
"I had such a great life on the outside, the Dolls were on top of the world, but I was miserable on the inside.
The 36-year-old says she struggled with the eating disorder through most of her twenties, even at the height of her fame!
She went on to explain:
"It is such a horrible, paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me. I didn't think anyone knew in my group or in my family because I hid it that well, I was so ashamed. I knew it wasn't normal or healthy because I was hurting myself through this cycle of disordered eating."
But in order to overcome this problem, first Nicole had to hit rock bottom. She then confessed:
"I had started losing my voice, I couldn't sing at shows, and then I remember my manager finding me passed out on the floor in Malta or in the south of France. I thought, 'I'm going to lose everything I love if I don't love myself.’ I’m never letting that happen again. You only get one life."
Nicole is living healthier and happier now and we are SO thankful that she found her strength to triumph over this!
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