Nicole Scherzinger reveals battle with bulimia

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Nicole Scherzinger Reveals Battle With Bulimia

Nicole Scherzinger reveals her battle with bulimia in the latest issue of British Cosmopolitan.

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Nicole Scherzinger of Eden's Crush during Mercedes-Benz Cup 'Night at the Net' at Stadium Court - UCLA in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger of Eden's Crush during 102.7 KIIS-FM's 2001 Wango Tango Day 2 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angleles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger of Eden's Crush (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
385830 02: (ITALY OUT) Nicole Scherzinger, a star of Warner Brothers television show, Popstar, poses February 20, 2001 at Commune restaurant in New York City. She is a member of a five girl group that was chosen from thousands of contestants who auditioned last year on the show. The groups name will be announced on the next episode of the show which airs February 23, 2001 at 8:30 p.m. The groups first album will be released by London Records May 1, 2001. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
Nicole Scherzinger (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Nicole Scherzinger (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Nicole Scherzinger during 2004 Radio Music Awards - Arrivals at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls during Style Lounge Honoring Heal the Bay Presented by Kari Feinstein PR - Day 2 at Chaz Dean Studio in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
American singer Nicole Scherzinger in London, 2004. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls performs 'Stickwitu' (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 17: Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger attends the CW Network Upfront at Madison Square Garden May 17, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls during Z100's Jingle Ball 2006 - Press Room at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DEVEMBER 9: Nicole Scherzinger and The Pussycat Dolls perform as part of 107.9 The End 's Jingle Ball 2006 at Arco Arena on December 9, 2006 in Sacramento California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls performs during ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series in New York, Friday, June 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at "Movies Rock: A Celebration of Music in Film," at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nicole Scherzinger appears backstage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
U.S. singer Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Christof Stache)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Nicole Scherzinger backstage at Conde Nast Media Group presents Movies Rock at the Kodak Theater on December 2, 2007 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Nicole Scherzinger attends the British F1 Grand Prix on June 21, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - DECEMBER 31: Singer Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls perfrorms onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2009 With Ryan Seacrest at Center Staging on December 31, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DCPNYE)
STUTTGART, GERMANY - DECEMBER 13: Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls performs during the live-broadcast of German TV show 'Wetten, dass...?' at the Messe Stuttgart on December 13, 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger poses on the press line at the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger appears on the NBC ":Today" television show in New York Thursday Sept. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger attends the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger, the girlfriend of McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is seen on the grid prior to the start of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the American pop group The Pussycat Dolls smiles during a meet and greet session with fans upon the group's arrival at the Changi International Airport on Wednesday June 3, 2009, in Singapore.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Lead singer of pop girl group Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger performs during their Doll Domination World Tour 2009 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls on his arrival at the track for the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
THE SING OFF -- Episode 101 -- Air Date 12/14/2009 -- Pictured: Nicole Scherzinger (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 02: Singer Nicole Scherzinger attends the Lavo night club anniversary party held at Lavo in the Palazzo hotel on October 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Nicole Scherzinger At The Capital Radio Jingle Bell Ball In The O2 Arena In London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Cast member Nicole Scherzinger poses before the 35th anniversary tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Celebration on Thursday April 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
In this image released by ABC, Nicole Scherzinger, left, and her partner Derek Hough compete in the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, April 19, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger poses on the red carpet at The X Factor Finale show in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the 16th annual GQ "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Nicole Scherzinger poses for a portrait in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the iHeartRadio music festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)
Nicole Scherzinger, a judge on "The X Factor," poses at a world premiere screening event for the new television series, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. The competition series gives viewers the opportunity to choose the next breakout music star or group. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 21: Judges Nicole Scherzinger (L) and Paula Abdul onstage at FOX's 'The X Factor' Top 3 Live Performance Show on December 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. THE X FACTOR Finale airs Wed., Dec. 21 and Thurs., Dec. 22 on FOX. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Nicole Scherzinger attends a press conference for 'The X Factor' at CBS Televison City on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
FILE - Nicole Scherzinger seen at the 2012 Music Industry Trusts Award ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in London. (Photo by John Marshall JM Enternational/Invision/AP)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives for the Cosmopolitan Women Of The Year Awards at the V&A museum in central London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Singer Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the premiere of "Men in Black 3" at the Ziegfeld Theater on Wednesday May 23, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision)
US actress Nicole Scherzinger poses as she arrives for the German Premiere of the movie "Men in Black 3" in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Nicole Scherzinger poses at the third annual ELLE Women in Music 2012 event, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton attend the world premiere of 'Jack Reacher' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
SWINDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Nicole Scherzinger comes on stage to introduce Jahmene Douglas on December 5, 2012 in Swindon, England. The X Factor finalist helped switch on the Christmas lights in his home town of Swindon. (Photo by Matt Cardy/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 03: Nicole Scherzinger is seen on December 03, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by TOE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 14: Nicole Scherzinger arriving at the Groucho club on December 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 05: Nicole Scherzinger attends the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at Victoria & Albert Museum on December 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 24: Nicole Scherzinger is seen arriving at Mr Chow restaurant, Knightsbridge on November 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Nicole Scherzinger leaves the Arts Club in Mayfair on November 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Nicole Scherzinger shops at All Saints on November 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Nicole Scherzinger attends the London Global Gift Gala at ME Hotel on November 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 17: Nicole Scherzinger X Factor Judge leaving C Restaurant on November 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Thursday, Aug 29, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger poses with fans as she arrives for London auditions, as series ten of the television show begins, at Wembley arena in west London, Monday, July 15, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at The CAST 15th Annual "From Slavery To Freedom" Event at Sofitel Los Angeles on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Nicole Scherzinger seen at the National Television Awards at the o2 Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger arrive at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Nicole Scherzinger at C London restaurant on June 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Nicole Scherzinger poses during a visit to Kiss FM Studio's on May 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Jourdan Dunn (L) and Nicole Scherzinger attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 14: British Airways hosted former Pussycat Dolls lead singer and multi-platinum selling solo artist Nicole Scherzinger at the British Airways exclusive VIP Lounge at Taste of Dubai on March 14, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for British Airways)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Nicole Scherzinger attends The Sony Music BRIT Awards 2014 after party at The O2 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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The singer, who is best known for her involvement with The Pussycat Dolls, says she struggled with the eating disorder for nearly a decade in her 20s and that it "robs you of living your life." She says she felt it was important to share her story because she was able to beat it.

She told the magazine,"I had started losing my voice, I couldn't sing at shows, and then I remember my manager finding me passed out on the floor... I thought, 'I'm going to lose everything I love if I don't love myself. One day when you feel like you've reached the end, you just say, 'I'm not doing this anymore.'"

Scherzinger joins a list of artists who have opened up about battling eating disorders under the spotlight. Most recently, Lady Gaga also admitted in Vanity Fair she was bulimic at the beginning of her career. And Mary-Kate Olsen's rep revealed to People Magazine that the star admitted herself to a rehab facility just before she turned 18 for an eating disorder.

You can check out Scherzinger's full interview in the August issue that goes on sale Thursday.

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