Nicole Scherzinger is opening up about her personal battle with bulimia, which she's kept secret until now.
"[Opening up about bulimia] was hard for me to speak about," the 36-year-old singer reveals in a candid new interview with British Cosmopolitan. "It still is hard, and thinking about it I try not to well up."
Scherzinger reveals her toughest times with the eating disorder happened in her 20s. "It is such a horrible paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me," she explains. "That's why I can empathize so much with people who have demons and voices in their heads, who aren't nice to themselves. It robs you of living your life. But you can recover and you can get rid of it forever. I did it and that's why it's so important for me to share my story. I felt so alone...but I made myself so alone. You hide it from the world, you isolate yourself. But you can beat it—do not give up because you're so special and you're meant for such great things."