Bella Hadid reveals she would cancel nights out due to feeling unable to 'control' her drinking

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Bella Hadid has opened up about her struggles with alcohol. (Getty Images)
Bella Hadid has opened up about her struggles with alcohol. (Getty Images)

Bella Hadid has revealed that she used to "cancel" nights out because she feared she would be unable to "control" her drinking.

The model, 25, has opened up about her struggles with alcohol and her decision to go sober six months ago.

Speaking to InStyle magazine, she said: "I loved alcohol and it got to the point where even I started to, you know, cancel nights out that I felt like I wouldn't be able to control myself."

Hadid revealed that over the years she had done her "fair share" of drinking, but had been prompted to quit after becoming aware of its toll on her physical and mental health.

Hadid explained that she had undergone scans that had shown the impact of drinking on her brain, after which it became "a lot harder to pick up the glass".

The younger sister of fellow model Gigi Hadid, 26, also shared how consuming alcohol had harmed her mental wellbeing.

She said: "I don't feel the need [to drink alcohol] because I know how it will affect me at three in the morning when I wake up with horrible anxiety thinking about that one thing I said five years ago when I graduated high school."

The star added that she was glad to give up the "never-ending" cycle of "pain and stress".

It comes after Hadid – who has appeared in campaigns and walked the catwalk for many of the world's top fashion brands – said she had been in “such a weird place mentally” earlier in her career, but struggled to articulate her emotions.

Speaking to WSJ Magazine, she said: "I would have really depressive episodes and my mom or my doctor would ask how I was and instead of having to respond in text, I would just send them a photo.

"It was the easiest thing for me to do at the time because I was never able to explain how I was feeling. I would just be in excruciating and debilitating mental and physical pain, and I didn’t know why. That was over the past three years.”

In November, Hadid told her Instagram followers that social media "is not real", and for anyone struggling with their mental health to "remember that".

Watch: Celebrities reveal their mental health struggles

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