In a rare revealing interview, Nicole Scherzinger gets candid about her struggle with bulimia. The former Pussycat Doll star opened up to British Cosmopolitan about her personal battle and why she’s been keeping it a secret until now.
“It is such a horrible paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me,” says Scherzinger. “That’s why I can empathize so much with people who have demons and voices in their heads, who aren’t nice to themselves. It robs you of living your life. But you can recover and you can get rid of it forever. I did it and that’s why it’s so important for me to share my story. I felt so alone…but I made myself so alone. You hide it from the world, you isolate yourself. But you can beat it—do not give up because you’re so special and you’re meant for such great things.”
The 36-year-old singer faced her toughest time during her 20’s. She hid what she called “her drug” and her “addiction” from the world until it went too far and she knew she needed to get help.
“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,” she told British Cosmo. “I thought, ‘I’m going to lose everything I love if I don’t love myself.’ One day when you feel like you’ve reached the end, you just say, ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’ It’s sad to see how I wasted my life. I had such a great life on the outside, the Dolls were on top of the world but I was miserable on the inside. I’m never letting that happen again; you only get one life—I was 27 only once.”
Read her full interview in the August issue of British Cosmopolitan, which will hit stands on July 3.
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