Nicole Scherzinger revealed in 2012 that she had overcome an eight-year battle with bulimia.
She recently shared more details on how she overcame the devastating eating disorder. And not surprisingly, she found comfort and new-found self-esteem through her music.
The former 36-year-old X Factor judge said that writing her new album, Big Fat Lie, was like “therapy.”
“It’s a very personal album to me,” she told the Evening Standard. “It’s a transitional album, and it’s very honest and authentic.”
Scherzinger also shared more details on her eating disorder, which she first revealed in a candid 2012 interview. For eight years, the singer said she felt like “I wasn’t enough, that I wasn’t pretty, that I was fat, and that I wasn’t worthy of more.”
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Much has changed over the past few years for the former Pussycat Dolls singer.
“I’m in a different place in my life now,” she says. “I feel a bit more confident and comfortable in my own skin to be able to talk about things that I hadn’t talked about before.”
Scherzinger said she feels a world of relief after taking the time to write about the truth of her past in her album.
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“It feels good to be truthful, because not everyone’s perfect,” she says. “Everyone always has these pre-conceived notions that you’re glamorous, you don’t have any problems, you don’t have any issues, and we all battle with our own issues.”
The singer says she hopes fans will be able to relate to the difficult issues she addresses in songs on the album.
“I’m addressing some issues and things I’ve battled with in my life in the album and hopefully people can feel like they can relate to it,” she said.