Katharine McPhee Reveals Eating Disorder

Yes, America’s newest sweetheart, American Idol runner up Katharine McPhee, has battled bulimia. Choosing wisely to reveal her secret before it was uncovered by the tabloids was a smart move on Katharine’s part.

She sought help for the disorder at an LA clinic, and has been supported by her parents and boyfriend Nick Cokas during her recovery. It was so bad at one point that she was throwing up seven times a day. This is all a very recent thing, so let’s hope that the pressure’s of stardom don’t overwhelm the singer.

People’s Jamie Bufalino revealed of Kat’s struggle with weight, which she claims started as a teen. Bufalino told us that McPhee credits “Idol” with saving her life. “When she got to ‘Idol,’ that’s when she got serious,” he said.

Meanwhile, millions of “American Idol” fans, and even the judges, had no idea of Katharine’s struggle throughout the competition.

The songstress was at war with her demons and even hinted about her torturous relationship with food to our Terri Seymour the night before the finale. “I was always trying to lose weight and then I was obsessed about the food,” she said. “As soon as I stopped worrying about the food, the weight just started coming off.”

Katharine McPhee’s Shocking Confession [eXtra]