Lara Fabian Spent 'Entire Nights With Her Head In The Bowl': Her Battle With Eating Disorders

In her book 'Everything', Lara Fabian talks about her seven-year fight against anorexia and eating disorders. A struggle that began in the late 1990s. Poignant secrets...

  Lara Fabian passed"des nuits entières la tête dans la cuvette" : son combat contre les troubles alimentaires

Laura Fabian just released a book, All , named after his famous 1996 song, published on September 22, 2022 by Libre Expression. In this book, with symbolic cooking recipes for the artist and stories of all kinds, the 52-year-old singer opens up with an open heart. She recounts childhood memories, her professional career, anecdotes... She also confides in her eating disorder which began in the late 1990s and which she suffered for over seven years.

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Lara Fabian: how her eating disorder began

During ' seven long years ', the Belgian-Canadian singer suffered from anorexia and eating disorders. In her book, she talks about this period of her life when she ' will hurt ' because of a ' animal referred to as complex eating disorder '. According to Lara Fabian, several things triggered this discomfort, first a toxic relationship with a producer: ' I have the wrong door in love. I don't listen to anyone '. And to continue: ' My descent into hell begins. Slowly but surely '. His relationship with food is the consequence of ' violent confrontations ' with professionals on his image. ' I'm starting to feel bad. Very bad “, she recounted.

The worst moment of his life

The situation worsened when in April 1999, the artist became even more ill. For the first time, she returns her food, ' a mountain of white truffle tagliatelle “, a meal she had enjoyed in a fancy restaurant in New York. She adds: “ From this moment will follow a long crossing of the desert '. Subsequently, she hardly feeds any more: ' Weeks where I will eat an apple cut into seven wedges for each day. A green apple on which I will plant small flags with the name of each day of the week '. And sometimes, Lara Fabian explains that she could pass ' some weeks, whole nights with your head in the toilet '.

How did Lara Fabian turn the corner?

After years of struggling with her troubles, she managed to get back on her feet. ' Her desire to live and have a child 'Helped her to get better but also the support of' exceptional women 'who crossed his path in this difficult stage of his life.' Very slowly, I will regain hope, I will regain a taste for everything “, says Lara Fabian. In a portrait of the singer in the Quebec media Chatelaine , his relatives talk about his anorexia and his eating disorders. Her friend Masayo Hashimoto then reveals: ' At first she was not well. She barely ate but over time, she found light. And it's love that finished healing her '.