8 Male Celebrities Who Revealed Eating Disorders

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8 Male Celebrities Who Revealed Eating Disorders

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8 Male Celebrities Who Revealed Eating Disorders

Some may think eating disorders only plague women, but that would be wrong.

Countless men battle diseases like bulimia, anorexia, and other food related disorders — including some of your favorite famous guys.

Take a look at the gallery above to find out which A-listers were brave enough to share their stories. You'll find everyone from a One Direction hottie to a veteran rapper.

8 Male Celebrities Who Revealed Eating Disorders
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Reid Ewing

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Reid Ewing

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The Modern Family star suffered from body dysmorphia, leading to multiple plastic surgery attempts.

Before going under the knife, Reid admits in a Huffington Post essay, “My history with eating disorders and the cases of obsessive compulsive disorder in my family never came up.”

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Kit Harington

Kit Harington

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The Game of Thrones hunk stopped just short of developing dysmorphia — which often leads to eating disorders — while training for 2014’s Pompeii.

"I was going to the gym three times a day for six days a week,” he tells Vulture. “So the trainer stepped in and said, 'Look, you don't need to go through all of this. This is body dysmorphia now.'"

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Dennis Quaid

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Dennis Quaid

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The big-screen leading man says he had “manorexia” around the time he got down to 138 lbs. to play the title character in the 1994 biopic Wyatt Earp.

“My arms were so skinny that I couldn’t pull myself out of a pool,” he reveals to People. “I wasn’t bulimic, but I could understand what people go through with that.”

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

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The funnyman’s youth was no laughing matter, as he tells the Daily Mail, “I was bulimic when I was 14.

“I had problems with food and self-harming, I’ve always had these odd compulsive traits looking for an outlet.”

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Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton

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The Fargo star told the Los Angeles Daily News in 1998 he developed an eating disorder after filming the movie U-Turn.

“I got anorexic; of course, I denied it to my girlfriend [Laura Dern] and everyone else who said I had an eating disorder.”

Elton John

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The acclaimed Brit singer tells USA Today he beat bulimia with the help of the late Princess Diana, his close friend.

“It was so nice to talk to someone — ‘Oh, you did that too?’ … It helps you feel not so bad about yourself, and it's a little bit of camaraderie.”

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Eminem

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Eminem

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The famed rapper battled an eating disorder after kicking his prescription pill habit. Due to Em’s obsession with cardio and calorie counting, he eventually dropped to 149 pounds.

“I got an addict’s brain, and when it came to running, I think I got a little carried away,” he explains to Men’s Journal.

“I became a f—king hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I ran to the point where I started to get injured.”

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

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The former One Direction crooner was in the depths of a “serious” eating disorder before leaving the band in 2015, although he was never officially diagnosed.

"It was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I'm not eating that," he told The Sunday Times. 

"Once I got over the control, the eating just came back into place, super naturally... I came back to the U.K. and spent some time with my mum and got some TLC, and she cooked me food and I got back in touch, mentally, with a lot of the things I'd lost."

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Some may think eating disorders only plague women, but that would be wrong.

Countless men battle diseases like bulimia, anorexia, and other food related disorders — including some of your favorite famous guys.

Take a look at the gallery above to find out which A-listers were brave enough to share their stories. You'll find everyone from a One Direction hottie to a veteran rapper.