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American Idol: Kara DioGuardi Talks About Eating Disorder

April 24, 2009 03:16 PM by Britteny Elrick


American Idoljudge Kara DioGuardi says that she has never before opened up about her childhood battle with Bulimia. Recently, in a rare interview with Extra she sat downto discuss this and how she’s dealing with those issues now that she’s in the spotlight.

Kara told Extra, “I’ve never spoken about this. I had kind of a binge eating disorder where, instead of dealing with my emotions, I would stuff them down with food.” She clarifies that shedid not ever starve herself, but she did force herself to throw up what she had eaten.

“I really was a creative kid who didn’t know she was creative and didn’t have those outlets because I was always afraid to join the theater group and not perform,” she said. “The moment I started doing music,” she continues, “the moment I did what I loved to do in my life and committed to it, I didn’t have those problems anymore.”

How is she dealing with all of the pressure now? “It’s kind of like, ‘Oh god, why did I say that? Why did I do this?’ But I made this commitment in my life to face my fears and if I am afraid of something, I make sure I do it, ” she said.

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