We all know what it’s like to feel the pressure to be perfect, but when you’re thrust into the spotlight at a very young age, that pressure can become way too much to handle. Oftentimes, we see celebrities resort to dangerous habits, such as doing drugs, drinking too much or even depriving themselves of the nutrients their bodies need just so they can look a certain way.
In the past, several celebrities have opened up about their experiences with such disorders, and although many of these celebs feel shame while revealing their struggle, they do so in hopes of helping their fans overcome similar issues. Descendants star Dove Cameron, for example, just opened up on Twitter about how she didn’t attend Coachella this time around because she thought it would be too triggering for her eating disorder.
“i wasn’t in a good mental space for it,” she tweeted. “i am too tired from working and traveling and loud places/crowds can make me anxious as f–k. also: i need to be smart about body image triggering places. next year might be a different story! but not now.”
The actress is just one of several celebs who shared that their struggle with an eating disorder. Why? Because she wants to help those who might be going through the same thing — especially since she’s been making strides in her recovery.
Scroll through the gallery to see which other celebrities have opened up about their eating disorders.
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