August 5, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Thandie Newton confessed to U.K.'s Easy Living Magazine that she suffered from bulimia for about one year. The 34-year-old said she suffered with weight issues when she was a teenager and it became worse after a series of bad relationships.
She said, "I'd been involved with this guy for a long time, he was much older than me and I felt a lot of shame about my sexual relationship with him. I would have these dinners with him and then go back to the flat and I'd throw up. Then I went out with someone who was emotionally abusive, criticizing me the whole time."
She said her disorder was so bad that she still has scars on her knuckles from throwing up. "I've still got the scars on my knuckles from where I put my fingers down my throat."
She got help when she was shooting a film in Los Angeles and started seeing a therapist for the first time.
I've heard about rotten teeth and bad breath from bulimia, but never scars on the knuckles. That's a new one for me. Ouch.
Has anyone seen that Intervention with this girl who was bulimic and would throw up into trash bags, because she was so afraid of the toilet backing up and people finding out her secret? She would go into her walk-in-closet and vomit into these bags and then store them behind her dresser. She would clean them out weekly. It was probably one of the grossest and saddest things I've ever seen!