Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about her battle with bulimia.
In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Taraji P. Henson‘s Fb speak present Peace of Thoughts, which discusses psychological well being, the Valuable star—who Taraji starred with on the music drama Empire—shared that she suffered from bulimia to deal with disappointment.
Gabourey defined, “It was about me surviving the day. It was about controlling this emotion that was uncontrollable. I hated this emotion a lot, I hated it.” She added that bulimia grew to become a “enjoyable little button” for her.
“I discovered a button, and on high of that individuals have been like ‘You are wanting good.’ ? So why would I cease? It is like, this was dope, in a approach,” the actress shared of her mindset on the time. “It was like a self-defense mechanism, that is what bulimia was for me. It wasn’t about dropping pounds, it wasn’t about controlling my urge for food, it really was about the way it stopped me from crying.”