Morissette battled eating disorder

Alanis Morissette was once so overwhelmed by the pressure to look thin, she succumbed to an eating disorder.

The singer, 33, was told she would have to slim down if she wanted to succeed in the music industry - and as a result, the Canadian star became both anorexic and bulimic.

Morissette recalls a record executive once "suggested I was getting too fat, saying: 'You need to go on a diet.' My response was, 'But I'm a singer.' He said, 'Yes, well, you need to get small again.'"

She adds: "That started a whole cycle. Two days later I was sticking fingers down my throat."

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