Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Her Struggles With Bulimia on “Good Morning America” [Watch]

Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Her Struggles With Bulimia on “Good Morning America” [Watch]

In the lead-up to the release of her new album, Road Less Traveled, on Jan. 27, Lauren Alaina has been very candid about her past struggles with bulimia and body image issues.

“I actually had an eating disorder for four years,” Lauren told Nash Country Daily in 2016. “I had it before [American Idol]. But it got dramatically worse after the show. I dropped 40 pounds after the show aired. I was 25 pounds underweight. It was ridiculous. It was not good. My hair was falling out—I had bald spots all over my head. I seriously messed my stomach up. I was very very unhealthy.”

Today (Jan. 31) Lauren appeared on Good Morning America to perform “Doin’ Fine,” a tune from the new album, but before she hit the stage, Lauren spoke to host Robin Roberts about how music has given her the courage to speak out.

“I had an eating disorder before I went on the show [American Idol] and it just got worse,” said Lauren. “And then I wrote this album as I got better, and you kind of hear that journey with the music, and I didn’t know how to put the album out without being honest. I feel like that’s what music is all about. And I’ve gotten healthy now. I just lost 21 pounds without a single bad habit.”

Watch the clip below.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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