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Dana Delany, star of “Desperate Housewives,” recently told Modern Mom magazine she used to starve herself in her ‘20s in order to keep her weight low. However, while shooting “China Beach,” Dana said she decided to adopt more healthy eating habits to help get the energy she needed.
He's a much loved rock'n'roller who's married to one of the world's most beautiful women. But singer Daniel Johns has finally revealed the horror behind his teenage anorexia - a condition which nearly left him dead.
Johns has admitted he was close to suicide a number of times as he battled the eating disorder in his late teens. It is the first time the singer has spoken at length about his anorexia, a problem which is affecting increasing numbers of teenage boys in Australia.
Danielle Fishel, former star of “Boy Meets World,” said she used to be obsessed with her weight as a teen. Focused on achieving a perfect 24-inch waist, Danielle said she took laxatives, would eat only lettuce and threw up. The 5’1” host of the “The Dish” on the Style Network weighed got down to a mere 89 pounds. Danielle said she decided to rethink her extreme diet after she collapsed on the set of “Boy Meets World.”
For years, people have associated Anne Murray with her satin voice and hit songs. But last week in People magazine, Anne revealed a surprising side of herself — one that eight million families can identify with. Anne's daughter is recovering from anorexia nervosa.
Though Anne had noticed some eating problems while Dawn was growing up, she attributed them to typical teenage behavior. Even when Dawn's eating habits became more unusual, it was difficult to pin down their source. "I didn't know what to do," Anne confessed. "She would say, 'I'm fine.' She would eat while I was at home. She always put on a good face, but inside she was dying. She's a great actress."
DEMI LOVATO recently wrote a blog to reach out to people struggling with eating disorders, Hollywood news has learned. And her most important piece of advice is: “speak up and seek professional help.”
Fresh from waging war against the Disney Channel for making a joke about eating disorders in one of its shows, Demi came out with a blog on Seventeen magazine’s website entitled “My Battle With Eating Disorders,” in which she talks about her own struggles with the disease and offers sound advice to others who are going through it as well.