AGT Sharon Osbourne still battling bulimia
Aug 12, 2009, 12:00 GMT
05/08/2009 - Sharon Osbourne - Sharon - who had gastric band surgery in 1999 - said: "If I\'m honest, I don\'t think I\'ll ever be totally free from that. It\'s much more under control but food for me will never be easy." © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Sharon Osbourne will never be free from bulimia.
The 'America's Got Talent' judge has suffered from the eating disorder since she was a teenager and while she now has it under control, she admits it she will always have issues with food.
Sharon - who had gastric band surgery in 1999 - said: "If I'm honest, I don't think I'll ever be totally free from that. It's much more under control but food for me will never be easy."
Sharon - who is married to rocker Ozzy Osbourne - has likened her relationship with food to the one Ozzy has with drink and drugs, addictions which have plagued him most of his life.
She said: "Absolutely. I used it as a shield. It was a way to fend off rejection - you'll never want me, look how fat I am. I'll be the fat, funny one."
Last week, Sharon claimed she is successful because she is "short, fat and hairy".
The TV star - who began her career as a rock manager - worked harder to have a thriving career because of her imperfections.
Sharon - who has undergone multiple cosmetic procedures to improve her looks - told Psychologies magazine: "My achievements are down to my looks, or lack of them. I'm not putting myself down, that's the truth.
"Being short, fat and hairy means you have to develop a brain and personality and be fun and smart and learn to get on with people and make deals."