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Tom Daley Opens Up About Eating Disorders & What Happened in 2012

Tom Daley Opens Up About Eating Disorders & What Happened in 2012

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains talk about eating disorders and may be triggering for some.

Olympic gold medalist in diving Tom Daley is opening up about how he used to force himself to vomit in 2012.

Click inside to read everything he shared in a new interview…

A fan asked Tom, “You wrote about this in your book. Is it fair to say you developed an eating disorder? Would you call it that?”

He responded, “I used to make myself throw up, in 2012. I weigh myself every day. I’ve had a very strange relationship with food and my body image. I guess it is a mild form of that. Men always seem to not have eating disorders, and it’s hard to talk about it. But I would consider myself to be someone that has very much struggled with body image, and eating, and feeling guilty and shameful of the things that I eat.”

He added, “You have these body issues as an athlete. Lots of people would look at athletes and be like: ‘What are you talking about? You’re an athlete, you’re in shape, you have nothing to worry about.’ But especially as a diver, you’re up on the diving board and you’re so naked, so visible, so it’s quite hard to be content with your body, because you always want to be better.”

In 2012, Tom Daley competed in the London Olympics and just missed out on a medal.

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