Alanis Opens Up About Eating Disorder

May 21, 2008 By:
Alanis Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Singer Alanis Morissette was once so overwhelmed by the pressure to be skinny in Hollywood, she became both anorexic and bulimic.

Morissette recalls a record executive once "suggested I was getting too fat, saying, 'You need to go on a diet.' My response was, 'But I'm a singer.' He said, 'Yes, well, you need to get small again.'"

She adds, "That started a whole cycle. Two days later I was sticking fingers down my throat."

It's amazing (and sad) that one comment can trigger an eating disorder. She should have shoved her finger down that exec's mouth and asked him how he liked it. Unbelievable.