Anne-Marie once bought 'dangerous' weight gain pills to become curvy

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Anne-Marie has revealed that she once bought "dangerous" weight gain pills online as she wanted to become curvy.

In her new book, You Deserve Better, the Rockabye singer opens up about her long-term struggle to accept the way she looks, as she had an eating disorder as a teenager and became unhealthily thin before turning to pills to help her pile on the pounds.

Getting candid about her food issues, the British singer revealed she had a fear of vomiting from an early age and would restrict her meals to just cheese sandwiches and crisps, but her relationship with food got even worse around the age of 16 when she "stopped eating properly" and "got really skinny - unhealthily so."

By the age of 22, The Voice judge, now 30, noticed that curvy girls were considered attractive and found pills on the internet to gain weight when she went on tour with dance act Rudimental.

"I'd been obsessed with being thin but I started to notice the girls they found attractive were curvy," she wrote, reports The Sun. "Of course, me being me, I took that on board 110 per cent and totally changed my approach overnight. I started buying pills off the internet that made me put on weight. It was ridiculous, and dangerous... But I still wasn't happy because I was still trying to be something that I wasn't."

Anne-Marie's book, You Deserve Better: An Imperfect Guide to Finding Your Happiness, also offers advice to help readers suffering from their own struggles. It was released earlier this week.

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