Lady Gaga has opened up about her battle with bulimia as a teen. The 25-year-old revealed her past experience with the eating disorder to a women’s conference in California.
Speaking of the illness, she said: “It’s easier for me to talk about it now because I don’t do it anymore. I used to throw up all the time in high school.
“Bulimia made my voice bad so I had to stop. The acid on your vocal cords – it’s very bad. But for those of you who don’t sing, you maybe don’t have that excuse until it’s too late. It’s very dangerous.”
The singer criticised the media for portraying false body images, claiming that pictures of her are always made to look thinner.
“Every video I’m in, every magazine cover, they stretch you, they make you perfect. It’s not real life.”
“I’m gonna say this about girls. The dieting wars have got to stop. Everyone just knock it off! Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age. And it’s making girls sick.”