Taylor Swift broke her silence about struggling with an eating disorder that she managed to overcome. The 30-year-old pop sensation claimed that unsolicited paparazzi photos played a major role in why she used to starve herself.
The singer candidly opened up about an eating disorder she previously hid from the public in the Netflix documentary based on her life, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana. The docufilm recently made its debut at the annual Sundance Film Festival held on Thursday.
Recalling the difficult time in her life when she stopped eating the singer said she would look at “a picture of me where I looked like my tummy was too big, or … someone said that I looked pregnant … and that’ll just trigger me to just starve a little bit, just stop eating.”
Swift’s eating disorder took a toll on her body as a singer when she noticed that it had affected how she performed on tours.
“I thought that I was supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of the show, or in the middle of it,” she opened up in the film. “Now, I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel [enervated].”
Now, the songstress has completely recovered and won the battle against her eating disorder. She revealed to Variety that she has come to terms with fitting into a size 6. Swift revealed that she had been a size double-zero at the time and saw nothing wrong with it.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.