Lindsay Ell Opens Up About Her Battle with Eating Disorder

Lindsay Ell was recently diagnosed with an eating disorder.  The singer opened up about the diagnosis on the “Off the Vine” podcast.

She admits that she was in denial about it for a long time because she didn’t think she looked like someone who was sick*.  But when it started taking over her life she knew it was time to confront it.

It got to the point where it felt like it was taking over my life, and I no longer had control over what I ate or didn’t eat in the shadows. I got really good at pretending that everything was ok out in public but at home I was shriveling up.

She shared on Instagram, “I know that eating disorders are flags to the need for deeper work, and I would love to share my journey as I go through my recovery. I have no idea of what that fully looks like, but I’m figuring it out day by day.”

The singer added that she is sharing her journey with fans in hopes that her experience can help someone else . . . just as other stories helped her.

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Ell isn’t the first country singer to open up about her eating disorder, Kelsea Ballerini shared her battle with the disease in her book of poetry and Lauren Alaina told Self magazine that she suffered from bulimia for six years following her time on American Idol.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, it may feel overwhelming and isolating to process. You are not alone. Crisis Counselors are available to listen whenever you feel like you need someone to talk to. Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

*Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes & weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.  Learn more about recognizing the signs of an eating disorder here.