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Doctor Who's Christopher Eccleston Reveals Battle with Anorexia

Doctor Who's Christopher Eccleston Reveals Battle with Anorexia

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston is revealing that he has faced a “lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic” battle.

In a new excerpt from his autobiography, “I Love the Bones of You,” the 55-year-old actor revealed that he was battling his illness while starring in the hit BBC series.

“The illness is still there raging within me as the Doctor. People love the way I look in that series, but I was very ill. The reward for that illness was the part. And therein lies the perpetuation of the whole sorry situation,” he wrote in an excerpt obtained by CNN.

“I always thought of it as a filthy secret, because I’m northern, because I’m male and because I’m working class,” he added.

In 2015 after his divorce, he checked into a facility after contemplating suicide and was diagnosed with depression.

“I am on antidepressants to this day. I could be on them for the rest of my days. I do have an issue with that. I would like to attempt slowly to reduce the dose to experience reality again, to see how I do…And yet, interestingly I have received some of the best reviews of my life since I started taking them,” he added.

Christopher previously said he regretted leaving Doctor Who after only one season.

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