Nicole Scherzinger confesses about her eight-year battle with bulimia
The former Pussycat Doll admits that being bulimic almost ruined her life
Nicole Scherzinger went to extreme lengths to stay slim, battling bulimia for eight years until she collapsed in her hotel room one day. It was then that the 36-year-old actress and singer decided to kick the eating disorder that had ruled her body and mind for almost a decade.
The singer revealed in an interview: "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.'"
However, the brunette beauty, who went public with her eating disorder in 2012, claims beating the illness was a hard process because it had become like a "drug" to her.
"It is such a horrible, paralysing 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. It was my drug, my addiction. It's an endless vicious cycle," she explained.
Nicole is now living a healthy lifestyle and credits her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, whom she has dated on and off since 2007, for putting the light back into her life.
"Well, it's something crazy romantic. Relationships are hard and having to hold a long-distance relationship is even harder ... But I'm good and I'm happy," she said.