Singer Melanie Chisolm has said she made herself “really ill” after suffering with image problems during her time as a member of the Spice Girls.
Speaking on Desert Island Discs, Chisolm, known as Mel C, suggested that her moniker “Sporty Spice” was partly to blame for her struggle with eating disorders.
“I read about myself and wondered who that person was,” she said. “I am sporty and athletic, but I am quite soft and gentle really.
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“I was described as the plain one at the back. So I tried to make myself perfect. I ended up making myself really ill. I was anorexic for a few years. I was exercising obsessively and I ended up being incredibly depressed. I was in denial.”
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