Skip to main content

Nicole Sherzinger Talks About Years of Bulimia and Self Harm

By Catherine Roberts

In a TV special, former Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger has gone public about her struggles with self-harm and eating disorders.

Describing it as “an addiction” and “embarrassing,” the star confesses that she was bulimic at the start of her career, and added that she had never spoken about it before out of shame and a sense of not wanting to portray herself as a victim.

By her own account, her issues with bulimia and self-harm caused her to feel “alone” and “disgusted with myself.” Her troubles hit a new level in 2003 when she was preparing to go on her first tour with the Pussycat Dolls.

Though she went out of her way to try to conceal her issues from her band mates, covering up the scars and cuts that were the result of her attempts at self-harm, Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts said that the other girls “all knew” what Nicole was dealing with.

Scherzinger reports that in recent years she has been able to stop her self-harm and manage her bulimia.

Source: Toronto Sun

Catherine Roberts

Contributor

Catherine is our go-to writer for women’s health news, diet trends and more. She’s dedicated to providing Activebeat readers with the information they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle every day.

Women

Explore

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?
By Katherine George Your Health

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

EMDR is a fairly new and nontradiational type of psychotherapy. It has become increasingly popular for treating PTSD. To learn more about it, here’s a look into what it is, how it works, if it’s effective, and the potential risks and benefits…

Read More about What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

7 min read

Lung Cancer Rates Have Decreased for the Marlboro Man, but Have Risen Steeply for Nonsmokers and Young Women – An Oncologist Explains Why
By Estelamari Rodriguez Your Health

Lung Cancer Rates Have Decreased for the Marlboro Man, but Have Risen Steeply for Nonsmokers and Young Women – An Oncologist Explains Why

When many people think of an average lung cancer patient, they often imagine an older man smoking. But the face of lung cancer has changed. Over the past 15 years, more women, never smokers and younger people are being diagnosed with lung cancer. In fact, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among […]

Read More about Lung Cancer Rates Have Decreased for the Marlboro Man, but Have Risen Steeply for Nonsmokers and Young Women – An Oncologist Explains Why

4 min read

Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
By Sara N. Burke Your Health

Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline

Scientists have known for years that unhealthy diets – particularly those that are high in fat and sugar – may cause detrimental changes to the brain and lead to cognitive impairment. Many factors that contribute to cognitive decline are out of a person’s control, such as genetics and socioeconomic factors. But ongoing research increasingly indicates […]

Read More about Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline

5 min read