Nicole Scherzinger says she hopes sharing her story will help others. Credit: Getty Images
In the new issue of British Cosmopolitan magazine, singer and former Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger opens up about her secret struggle with bulimia. "It is such a horrible paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me. ... It robs you of living your life," she tells the magazine.
Scherzinger hopes that sharing her story will serve as an inspiration for other people who are struggling with an eating disorder. "You can recover and you can get rid of it forever," she says. "I did it and that's why it's so important for me to share my story."
She says that she developed the eating disorder when she was in her early 20s and it made her completely alienate herself from her family and friends. "I felt so alone," she admitted, comparing the disease to a drug. When her bulimia started ruining her voice, she knew she had to change.
These days, the singer is feeling much more confident about her body and is focusing full-steam on her career.