Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Her Struggles With Bulimia

The singer shares her story live on "GMA" in hopes of helping others overcome their body insecurities.
1:54 | 01/31/17

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So happy country star Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on the tenth season of idea American idol" is opening up about her secret health battle and how music is giving her courage to speak out. This beautiful woman. So happy for you. Thank you. Not many people knew about bulimia and what you were going through but you decided to speak out. Why? I don't know. I spent so long working on this album. When I had the first I was 16 on "American idol" and that's a lot of pressure and a lot of people had a lot of opinions and they're not always nice and I had an eating disorder before I got on the show and it Goss worse and wrote this album as I got better and you kind of hear that journey with the music and I didn't know how to put the album out without being honest and I felt like that's what music is all about and I've gotten healthy now. I just lost 21 pounds without a single bad habit. Without a single bad habit. That's so good. I am working with Atkins and have a trainer and had really great people in my life that have taught me how to do it the right way which I did not think was possible when I was 16. So I'm so excited that -- I'm like -- I can see the light in your eye. I have absome. I went from flabs to abs, guys. You did it the right way. And the music. This one is so uplifting and it's about self-acceptance. Yeah, my family, my single "Road less traveled," that's what I named the album after all about my eating disorder and all of the things I kind of went through over the last few years. I had a crazy couple of years. My parents went through a divorce and my dad is an alcoholic. He went through rehab and my mom asked for a divorce and October is my dad's three-year anniversary of being sober. You have a lot to sing about.

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