When it comes to eating disorders, we generally attribute it to females. It is a common perception that the women eat much more than the men, and get obese. But this is not true. There are various cases when the male celebrities suffered from eating disorders. The world of glamour has so many male and female celebrities who have had severe health problems. Let us check out the list of top 10 male celebrities who overcame eating disorders.
10. Dennis Quaid
Actor Dennis Quaid got obsessed when he became skinny and acquired anorexia. As a result of the disease, he lost 40 pounds, and the new look also helped him get appreciation in the movie Wyatt Earp in 1994. But no one knew the secret of Dennis’s weight reduction. For many years, he was obsessed with his food, calorie intake and exercise, until he was completely diagnosed.
9. Ashley Hamilton
The star from Iron Man 3, Ashley Hamilton is known for his sober and magnificent look. He was a drug addict. He started abusing drugs and taking alcohol for controlling his extreme food addiction. Now he is free from bulimia, though he has sought treatment to restrict food intake and was kept safe from overeating.
8. Justin Hawkins
The former front-man of ‘The Darkness’, Justin Hawkins has got fame for his skin-tight cat suit. Once in his life, he became too desperate to maintain his skinny image. So, he started the use of laxatives and soon made himself sick. He was, then, diagnosed and was asked to do exercises.
7. Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons is an excellent actor, who had been addict of staying fit. He used to use drugs and food supplements in this regard. He was quite a compulsive eater, so finally he took the decision to lose weight. He resorted to diet pills and laxatives, and starved himself. For this, he had to go for medical treatment.
6. Russell Brand
The comedian, Russell Brand, in his early years of life, suffered from OCD and depression. He was bipolar and bulimic. He suffered from the disorder of overeating. His bulimia continued for quite some time until he got medical treatment.
5. Caleb Followill
The front man of ‘Kings of Leon’, Caleb Followill had long struggled against anorexia in his teenage. He had a low self-esteem, and used to eat enough to satisfy his nerves. With the passage of time, he managed to control his eating habit, and started doing exercise to stay fit.
4. Billy Bob Thornton
The star of ‘Sling Blade’, Billy Bob Thornton, revealed in 1998 that when he completed his work in the movie, U-Turn, he ‘got anorexic’. He says that he also got some psychological problem, and struggled with anorexia. The timely diagnosis helped him recover.
3. Elton John
Elton John had bulimia. The singer also had a cocaine addiction, and used to be an addict of drugs and alcohol. Princess Diana went through a similar condition. Elton started taking medicines and soon prevented his disorders. He was also rehab for his addiction in 1990.
2. Daniel Johns
The former front-man of an Australian band, Silverchair developed an eating disorder. In 1997, he suffered from this disorder when the band was on their Freak Show tour. His weight dropped to less than 110 pounds. It was necessary for him to have medical treatment because he used to feel weakness in body. So, Daniel did the same, and got recovered.
1. Ron Saxen
Ron Saxen, with his 6’3” frame, and blonde hairs, is the heartthrob of his female fanes. He was a binge-eater. He loaded himself with excessive food like cheeseburgers, and candy bars. As a result, he gained 70 pounds and ruined his career. Then he was cured by a famous hospital.
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