Out singer Greyson Chance has opened up about his battle with anorexia.
In a lengthy he made on social media, the singer revealed that his hospitalization was his wake-up call to start making “a small crack” at the “taboo” discussion concerning eating disorders.
This past Friday (August 14, 2020) the 22-year-old star turned to Instagram to share his story.
“I truly don’t know where to start. With my last album, I made a promise that I would strive to be as honest as possible through my work,” he began the post that featured a black-white photo of a bare chest displaying the “I’m Enough” written on his chest.
“That type of honesty and vulnerability is what inspires me as an artist and it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. I can’t release Bad To Myself (his forthcoming single) without telling you that it’s about an eating disorder, and my ongoing battle with anorexia.”
“Back in 2018, when I was writing Portraits, I was not in a good place. Not only was I recovering from a tough breakup, but I was also reentering back into music, and I felt nothing but chaos in my head. I was desperately searching for some kind of control. I found that control by watching the numbers drop on my scale as I starved myself day-in and day-out. It wasn’t until I woke up in a hospital bed one morning that I knew I had to turn things around not only for myself, but for my family, my friends, and for all of you,” he went on to say.
“There is a certain taboo around eating disorders in our society, and I am sharing my story to hopefully make a small crack at that stigma. Eating disorders do not discriminate; they affect such a large population of people, non-dependent on gender, identity, age, or background.”
“Two years later, I feel stronger than I have ever been, but I would be lying if I said I still am not battling against anorexia, and I know that it will be a continued battle for the rest of my life,” he continued. “To anyone struggling with an eating disorder, know that I am here for you, I understand you, and I encourage you to stay strong in your fight. I’ve put a resource link in my bio that was extremely helpful to me during my time of need, and I hope it is helpful to anyone struggling too.”
He ended his post by telling his fans, “I love you. You are enough and I am enough. I found an inner-strength through writing this song, and I make a sincere promise to you : I am done being Bad To Myself.”
Greyson also shared the following link EatingDisorderHope.com which provides resources and education on eating disorders.