SINGER Jewel says she was left crushed after being called “the chubby Renee Zellweger” in the press a few years ago.
“My feelings were so hurt by that story, I ended up binging on an entire cake,” the 36-year-old told Shape magazine.
“Afterward, I actually tried to throw it all up, but thankfully I couldn’t do it.
“It made me think, ‘I can’t go down this road.’ I had seen so many performers develop eating disorders or try to control their weight with drugs, and I decided I would do no harm to my body.”
Jewel — who is married to rodeo cowboy Ty Murray – says that “women are so critical of themselves.”
“We can be gorgeous and hot and still be embarrassed to wear a tank top,” she adds. “So if you can’t stop looking in the mirror, at least try to not think badly about yourself when you do.
“We should be more like men, God bless ‘em. They can take their shirts off and show their man boobs, and they don’t give a hoot.”
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