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12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Two of them got down to just 70 pounds
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2012 9:28 AM CDT
12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders
Jessica Alba attends SELF Magazine's 5th annual Women Doing Good Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:

  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman's body with natural fat in places." "I freaked out," she said, and her obsession turned into an eating disorder.
  • Katharine McPhee: The American Idol and Smash star revealed that she struggled with bulimia for five years—and that it almost destroyed her vocal chords.

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  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: The Sopranos star had exercise bulimia, going from 20 minutes of exercise a day to six or seven hours per day.
  • Kelly Clarkson: She was bulimic for six months in high school.
  • Mary-Kate Olsen: She went to rehab for anorexia in 2003, and five years later she revealed that it had almost killed her.
Click for the complete list, including two stars who got down to 70 pounds. (Read more Katie Couric stories.)

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