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Kasey Chambers Reveals Battle with Adult Onset Eating Disorder

Posted Aug 21 2011 1:58am

I read in the Weekend Australian Magazine yesterday a very personal and indepth interview with country music singer Kasey Chambers.   Kasey has a new autobiography due out soon called ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ and in it she reveals that she developed an eating disorder when she was 30 years old, at the height of her musical success.

Kasey says that for her the eating disorder was never about her body image, despite being conscious of her appearance in a high profile industry.  Kasey cites that it was an issue of feeling under pressure and out of control in her personal and professional life which saw her turn to trying to control her food intake at a time when she had lost her passion for writing, singing and playing.  Kasey states she was smiling in public but “crying inside” and  “undergoing severe bouts of self-doubt and self-loathing.”   After rapidly losing too much weight and beginning to both binge and purge as well, Kasey reached out for help to her husband and Mother who suggested she go to her Doctor.  She did and was referred to counselling where she was encouraged to open up about her fears… Read the rest

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