Lady Gaga Opens Up About Teenage Bulimia

February 9, 2012 By:
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Teenage Bulimia

From the sound of it, Lady Gaga’s teen years sucked. But then again, I guess everyone’s did.

In addition to being bullied, Lady Gaga has revealed that she also suffered from bulimia as a teenager.

“I used to throw up all the time in high school,” Gaga said at the ‘It’s Our Turn’ conference yesterday. “So I’m not that confident. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.”

Okay, so, yet another celebrity who probably had a perfect body but found something wrong with it. Gaga continued: "I used to come home and say, ‘Dad, why do you always give us this food? I need to be thin.’ And he’d say, ‘Eat your spaghetti."

So why did Gaga stop making herself vomit?

“It made my voice bad, so I had to stop. The acid on your vocal chords — it’s very bad."

Note: If you aren’t a huge pop star who sings for a living, you should probably stop anyway.

“Weight is still a struggle,” Gaga continued. “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. “

Sounds good to me! * Picks up donut and shoves it in face. *

“Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age. And it’s making girls sick."

Gaga also said: "I started having trouble with girls in middle school. I always knew that I wanted to do something very career oriented, and I always wanted to be a musician. That alone set me apart. I had such strong convictions and I was pretty delusional, in the same way that I am now … in wanting to change the world and end bullying in America and do whatever I can to promote peace around the world."