Nicole Richie's weight crisis help
Oct 27, 2006, 11:30 GMT
09/20/2006 - Nicole Richie - Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party - Sunset Tower - West Hollywood, CA © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Nicole Richie is getting help because she can't put on weight.
The petite 'Simple Life' star has been continually dogged by - but strenuously denied - claims that she suffers from an eating disorder.
Her spokeswomen confirmed: "Nicole has decided to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight.
"She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition. It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder."
A source close to Nicole, 25, told People magazine: "She's tired of everyone saying you don't eat, because she does. Yet she used to be a perfectly normal weight when she and Paris worked together initially on "The Simple Life."
"She wants to gain weight. It wasn't anyone saying you have to go do this - it wasn't an intervention. It was her saying I'm tired of people saying this about me, I'm going to go get some tests. It was a personal decision."
Earlier this year, Nicole admitted she had problems with her weight but partly blamed it on her split from on-off boyfriend, Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein.
She said: "I know I'm too thin right now. I'm not happy with the way I look right now."
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