Speaking to a UK woman’s magazine, Nicole said: “Thinking about it I try not to well up… It is such a horrible paralysing disease and it was such a dark time for me.”
“That’s why I can empathise so much with people who have demons and voices in their heads, who aren’t nice to themselves. It robs you of living your life.”
Nicole’s Pussycat Dolls bandmate Carmit Bacher revealed in 2013 that the former X Factor judge’s eating disorder led to tensions arising in the group- eventually contributing to the group’s demise.
Carmit told the Mail Online: “Obviously people who have disorders like that are very good at hiding it… I feel stupid though not knowing. We were so close and I was shocked. I thought how could you hide that?”
A year before, 36-year-old Nicole told VH1: “I never spoke about it, I never want to play a victim and I never wanted my family to hear about things from me because I think it would break their heart.” “I guess it was like my addiction. I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction.”
“It’s like when I got off stage, I was on this high, and I’d come back to my room and I’d be alone, so I would just do things. My bulimia was my addiction; hurting myself was my addiction.”
Nicole is currently working on her music following her exit from The X Factor. Her love life is also back on track following her reconciliation with formula one driver Lewis Hamilton.