She is known as one of the most confident performers on the planet. But behind her enormous talent and good looks, for a long time, Nicole Scherzinger was wracked by insecurities.
In a surprising admission, the singer is now coming out and revealing that during her days with the Pussycat Dolls she suffered from bulimia and “did it everyday”.
Speaking to VH1 for their Behind The Music series (the clip is posted below), Scherzinger reveals: “I just hated myself. I really was so disgusted with myself and so embarrassed. I felt so alone. I was in a group, and I never felt so alone in my life.”
The 34-year-old went on to reveal the extent of how she was crippled by the disorder.
“‘Every time I had a second to be alone, I was doing something to myself,’ she confessed. “ You get, like, blisters on your hands or scars on your hands, and I’d try to hide those. I think the girls could tell.”
In the clip, a relative of the star insisted that the singer needed to “get help or die.”
Thankfully, Scherzinger was able to turn her life around and has now forged a successful solo career and her relationship with race car driver Lewis Hamilton continues to go from strength to strength.
Watch her emotional admission below (just as a FYI, according to the latest statistics up to 10 million American women suffer from eating disorders).