Katie Couric Discusses Her Battle With Bulimia
TV presenter Katie Couric has confessed to suffering from bulimia when she was young, as part of a TV special on eating disorders.
The news anchor turned chat show host revealed details of her tough battle with bulimia during her 20’s, on today’s edition of her new chat show Katie.
55 year-old Katie shared the news that she had bulimia publicly for the first time, as part of a series aimed to promote awareness of eating disorders. Katie went on to explain how it was during her time at college in her 20’s that she developed bulimia, which saw her mindset change to that of self-loathing and punishment.
In the show Couric also spoke to former Disney star and X Factor judge Demi Lovato, who has also suffered from an eating disorder and was admitted into rehab in 2010 for it along with a self-harming illness.
Surprisingly, Katie went on to reveal in the show that she was still suffering from bulimia when she embarked on her TV career at ABC news. It was the health implications of her disorder as well as they help of a therapist, which saw Katie overcome bulimia aged 24.
Before Katie’s chat show began, Katie who is known for her controlled and well-presented image stated that she would not discuss personal details about her life on chat show unless it was relevant to her guest’s story.
So far the Katie show has received a great reception, after an array of celebrities including Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez have opened up on the sofa about their personal difficulties. Katie also carried out the shocking interview with Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, the first US interview he has given since being acquitted of murder.
Article By Victoria Beckett