Gabourey Sidibe Reflects on Her Battle With an Eating Disorder
Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about her fight with bulimia.
In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Taraji P. Henson‘s Fb discuss show Peace of Mind, which discusses psychological wellness, the Precious star—who Taraji starred with on the new music drama Empire—shared that she endured from bulimia to cope with disappointment.
Gabourey explained, “It was about me surviving the day. It was about managing this emotion that was uncontrollable. I hated this emotion so a great deal, I hated it.” She included that bulimia became a “entertaining very little button” for her.
“I uncovered a button, and on top of that people have been like ‘You’re on the lookout fantastic.’ You know? So why would I end? It is like, this was dope, in a way,” the actress shared of her state of mind at the time. “It was like a self-protection system, that’s what bulimia was for me. It wasn’t about losing bodyweight, it was not about controlling my urge for food, it definitely was about how it stopped me from crying.”