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Ke$ha's Mom: Weight Bullying Could Have Killed My Daughter

Ke$ha's Mom: Weight Bullying Could Have Killed My Daughter

Originally posted 01/20/2014 08:05AM

As Ke$ha heals at a treatment facility for an ongoing battle with anorexia and bulimia, her mother, Pebe Sebert, sheds more light on just how bad the singer's struggle had gotten. She tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview that weight bullying could have killed the singer.

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Ke$ha's Mom Blames Advisers for Her Eating Disorder – A Claim Dr. Luke Denies

Ke$ha's Mom Blames Singer's Advisors for Her Eating Disorder – A Claim Dr. Luke Denies

Originally posted 01/09/2014 08:30PM

The pressure on Ke$ha to be thinner – which led to rehab last week for eating disorders – didn't just come from the singer herself, her mother claims.

Pebe Sebert tells PEOPLE that her 26-year-old daughter's advisers, including her producer Dr. Luke, made her feel like she desperately needed to lose weight. A spokesman for the producer vehemently denies this claim.

"Dr. Luke had been telling her how she had to get in shape and lose weight and all this stuff. She was exercising and dieting and ultimately doing everything she could, but not getting thin fast enough," says Sebert. "And that's when she first became bulimic."

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Did Ke$ha's Producer Contribute to Her Eating Disorder?

Ke$ha Enters Rehab: Did Producer 'Dr. Luke' Contribute to Her Eating Disorder?

Originally posted 01/08/2014 01:30PM

Since Ke$ha entered rehab for eating disorders on Friday, more information about her struggle with her weight has been revealed.

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Signs That Ke$ha Was Struggling Before Rehab

Ke$ha: Signs That She Was Struggling Before Rehab

Originally posted 01/05/2014 12:00PM

Ke$ha always knew that she didn't fit in the conventional pop star mold, but the singer insisted she was okay with that.

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Ke$ha Enters Rehab for Eating Disorder

Ke$ha Enters Rehab for Eating Disorder

Originally posted 01/03/2014 08:45PM

Ke$ha entered rehab on Friday morning for an eating disorder, PEOPLE confirms.

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Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Battle with Bulimia

Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Bulimia Battle: 'I Turned to Food for Comfort'

Originally posted 12/14/2013 12:45PM

She may have scored both laughs and fame playing D.J. Tanner on Full House, but Candace Cameron Bure faced a far darker reality years later, long after the cameras stopped rolling on the show.

In an interview with Omg! Insider, the actress, now 37, speaks out about her struggle with bulimia, and how she felt food brought comfort to a life that was otherwise in transition.

The actress, who has just written a new memoir titled Balancing It All, had previously spoken publicly about her eating disorder, most notably in her first book, Reshaping It All.

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Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Originally posted 12/10/2013 07:00PM

Demi Lovato has been very open about the issues that landed her in rehab three years ago, but now reveals shocking details about the extent of her addiction.

The X Factor judge was still a teenager when her problems spiraled out of control, and she reveals in an interview with Access Hollywood that she went to desperate measures to make sure she had drugs with her at all times – even when she was flying around the world on tour.

"I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes," the 21-year-old revealed.

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Demi Lovato Still Won't Watch Herself on TV After Having an Eating Disorder | Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato: It's Hard Being on Camera If You've Had an Eating Disorder

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:00PM

Demi Lovato isn't ready to jump back into an acting career.

The X Factor judge says it's difficult being on camera since her treatment for anorexia and bulimia. In fact, while millions watch her on TV each week, she doesn't watch herself.

"It is still hard being in front of the camera when you have suffered from eating disorders, and I still don't watch my episodes. It is hard," Lovato, 21, told reporters at Thursday's show.

"I think ultimately my main thing is singing," she said. "Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along."

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Real Housewives of Miami's Joanna Krupa Reveals She Had an Eating Disorder

Joanna Krupa: I Had an Eating Disorder

Originally posted 11/14/2013 07:30PM

Joanna Krupa hasn't always been the strong self-confident model viewers have come to know on The Real Housewives of Miami. The Poland native, 34, tells PEOPLE she struggled with an eating disorder when she was trying to make it as a model.

"I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly in order to pursue my dreams of being a model," she says. "Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast and laxatives were an easy way out."

While Krupa managed to break her unhealthy habits before it was too late, the Bravo star is grateful she's in a much better place.

"Thank God I didn't hurt myself and stopped," she says.

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Stacy London Reveals Her Struggle with Eating Disorders

Stacy London Reveals Her Struggle with Eating Disorders

Originally posted 09/27/2012 08:00AM

TLC's Stacy London is known for her trademark silver streak of hair and her frank-but-funny approach to style while giving makeovers on What Not to Wear.

But in the newest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, the reality star reveals a shocking and much more vulnerable side to her personality: London, 43, admits to suffering from both anorexia and compulsive overeating in the past.

The TV makeover maven battled anorexia in her early 20s because, "I felt like I'd never had a serious boyfriend and I really wanted to be attractive," she told PEOPLE. Her dieting soon spiraled out of control, leaving the 5'7" star a skeletal 90 lbs.

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