Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger's Battle With Bulimia

Former lead singer describes eight-year fight with eating disorder, new solo album
3:00 | 10/08/12

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Former lead sing of the pussycat dolls speaking out for the first time with area eight-year battle with bulemia. She says the truth is very different. Here's her story. ♪ Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me ♪ Reporter: Her smoldering good looks and powerful vocal styles helped turn the pussycat dolls into a worldwide pop sensation. But behind the millions of album sales and sold-out tours, nicole scherzinger says she was suffering from bulimia. Every time I had a second to be alone I was doing something to myself. Reporter: In a revealing interview with vh1's behind the music nicole talking about her eight-year struggle. When I got off stage, I would be hurting myself with my addiction. Reporter: The 34-year-old star now says her first photo shoot with the group started her downward spiral. It was all new to me. I was incredibly scared. Like I was not comfortable with my body. Reporter: Though the rest of the group would eventually learn her secret, scherzinger said the public never expected that mind her smile and sexy dance moves nicole hated herself. I really was so disgusted with myself. Just so embarrassed. I felt so alone. The fact that nicole is coming forward and being really candid about a very personal and private struggle can only help encourage dialogue around this issue. Reporter: After the pussycat dolls disbanded in 2009, scherzinger said she knew she had to get help to save her own life and get therapy. Die grew, I discovered myself as a woman and my curves. Reporter: She says her best chapter is about to come. I feel on top of the world and today I feel like the sexiest woman alive. Scherzinger's career is going strong. She's currently back in the studio laying down tracks for her sophomore solo album to be released soon.

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