10 Male Celebrities Who Have Struggled With Their Weight
Most people struggle with their weight at some point in their life, but the pressures of Hollywood are extreme. Male actors are not immune to the scrutiny, unrealistic beauty standards and consequent self-loathing that goes along with being a media fixture. This list takes a look at some male actors who have struggled with and overcome problems with their weight.
10. Russell Brand
Russell Brand is a man who is extremely open about his addictive personality, thus his battle with drugs, sex and food are well known. The actor struggles with both bipolar disorder and OCD and his bulimia was another manifestation of these issues. “I was bulimic when I was 14,” he told the Daily Mail. “I had problems with food and self-harming…my feeling about my childhood was that it was lonely and difficult.” Brand’s bulimia continued into his stint in rehab, but he has since recovered.
9. Ashley Hamilton
Actor and musician Ashley Hamilton has seen more of his fair share of struggles with drugs and alcohol, but it came as a surprise to many when he revealed that he also suffered with an eating disorder. He told People magazine, “I suffered from bulimia and anorexia. I believe it was my problem before I got into drugs and alcohol. I used the drugs and alcohol to control the food addiction.” The 6’3 actor has fluctuated between 180lbs and 250lbs over the years. Overcoming such obstacles is no easy task, and the Iron Man 3 actor says that he still struggles. “I don’t have it perfect now. I’ve been free from bulimia for years but I still struggle with food, restricting or overeating. That’s been the hardest for me in sobriety.” But in spite of his difficulties, Hamilton is positive. “When I was younger it all came so easy and I didn’t appreciate it,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I’d earned it, you know? Now I feel like I’ve earned it and I’ve really worked for it.”