37-year-old ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about struggling with an eating disorder!
In an upcoming episode of Taraji P. Henson’s series on Facebook Watch ‘Peace of Mind With Taraji,’ Gabourey dishes and says: “It wasn’t even about other people. It was about me surviving the day. I was so embarrassed and I hated crying so much. I hated it.” She also adds that compliments about her weight often fueled her eating disorder, calling it a “self-defense mechanism.”
“That’s what bulimia was for me,” says the ‘American Horror Story’ star. “It wasn’t about losing weight. It wasn’t about controlling my appetite. It truly was about how it stopped me from crying. I was getting worse. Being depressed is one thing. If you add an eating disorder to that, that’s a whole other monster that you have to fight…” Gabourey’s full interview with Taraji P. Henson will air on Facebook Watch on January 25. Watch a preview below and let us know what you think: