30 Apr 2006

How body battle hospitalised Hawkins

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Justin Hawkins has told how he was hospitalised following attempts to gain weight fuelled by an identity crisis.

The Darkness star said his brush with health supplements to make his body more toned ended in disaster.

“I used to take a lot of supplements," he told Jonathan Ross. "Within three months I went from being overweight to super-toned."

The star had required medical treatment after developing a severe ulcer in his throat.

“It was mostly to look good on stage, but I ended up with an ulcer and after the operation it was difficult for me even to burp. Body image is something that affects everyone."

"It’s hard to talk about it, it was a really personal journey," continued the rocker. "It was all about me and how I perceived myself.

“When you put on weight you carry yourself in a different way, you don’t project the same confidence.”

Credit: www.digitalspy.co.uk

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