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 their bodies just so they can look a certain way.

In the past, several celebrities have opened up about their experiences with such disorders, and they do so in hopes of helping their fans overcome similar issues. Take Greyson Chance, for example. The singer just opened up about his battle with anorexia a lengthy Instagram post, ahead of the release of his new song, “I’m Done Being Bad To Myself.”

“I can’t release ‘Bad To Myself’ without telling you that it’s about an eating disorder, and my ongoing battle with anorexia. Back in 2018, when I was writing Portraits, I was not in a good place. Not only was I recovering from a tough breakup, but I was also reentering back into music, and I felt nothing but chaos in my head. I was desperately searching for some kind of control. I found that control by watching the numbers drop on my scale as I starved myself day-in and day-out. It wasn’t until I woke up in a hospital bed one morning that I knew I had to turn things around not only for myself, but for my family, my friends and for all of you,” he wrote. “There is a certain taboo around eating disorders in our society, and I am sharing my story to hopefully make a small crack at that stigma. Eating disorders do not discriminate; they affect such a large population of people, non-dependent on gender, identity, age, or background.”

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I truly don’t know where to start. With my last album, I made a promise that I would strive to be as honest as possible through my work. That type of honesty and vulnerability is what inspires me as an artist and it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. I can’t release Bad To Myself without telling you that it’s about an eating disorder, and my ongoing battle with anorexia. Back in 2018, when I was writing Portraits, I was not in a good place. Not only was I recovering from a tough breakup, but I was also reentering back into music, and I felt nothing but chaos in my head. I was desperately searching for some kind of control. I found that control by watching the numbers drop on my scale as I starved myself day-in and day-out. It wasn’t until I woke up in a hospital bed one morning that I knew I had to turn things around not only for myself, but for my family, my friends, and for all of you. There is a certain taboo around eating disorders in our society, and I am sharing my story to hopefully make a small crack at that stigma. Eating disorders do not discriminate; they affect such a large population of people, non-dependent on gender, identity, age, or background. Two years later, I feel stronger than I have ever been, but I would be lying if I said I still am not battling against anorexia, and I know that it will be a continued battle for the rest of my life. To anyone struggling with an eating disorder, know that I am here for you, I understand you, and I encourage you to stay strong in your fight. I’ve put a resource link in my bio that was extremely helpful to me during my time of need, and I hope it is helpful to anyone struggling too. I love you. You are enough and I am enough. I found an inner-strength through writing this song, and I make a sincere promise to you : I am done being Bad To Myself.

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He continued, “Two years later, I feel stronger than I have ever been, but I would be lying if I said I still am not battling against anorexia, and I know that it will be a continued battle for the rest of my life. To anyone struggling with an eating disorder, know that I am here for you, I understand you, and I encourage you to stay strong in your fight. I’ve put a resource link in my bio that was extremely helpful to me during my time of need, and I hope it is helpful to anyone struggling too. I love you. You are enough and I am enough. I found an inner-strength through writing this song, and I make a sincere promise to you: I am done being ‘Bad To Myself.'”

Wow, we are seriously amazed by his strength. And it turns out, Greyson is just one of several celebrities who has admitted to suffering from an eating disorder. Stars like Grayson Dolan, Emma Chamberlain, Jessie Paege, Jade Thirlwall, Demi Lovato, Lana Condor, Camila Mendes, Shane Dawson, Zayn Malik, Jennette McCurdy, Debby Ryan, Hilary Duff and more have gotten real about overcoming a disorder in the past, and we could not be more proud of them.

Scroll through the gallery to see which other celebrities have opened up about their eating disorders.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-4663.

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