WWE star Alexa Bliss has spoken out about battling anorexia when she was younger, insisting there was a time when she very nearly died.
The 27-year-old discussed her struggles with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake, telling him how bodybuilding helped her overcome the eating disorder in the end.
Bliss explained, “I remember the doctors telling my mom ‘1 in 4 women with anorexia will die from it,’ and I was going to be that 1.”
However, she said that when she was eventually hospitalized, it wasn’t because of her battle with the illness.
Bliss shared, “I was actually hospitalized for heart failure, it wasn’t for the actual eating disorder.”
The sportswoman has since taken up bodybuilding and credits getting fit with saving her life.
Not ending the chat there, Bliss also opened up about the disorder in a chat for Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast.
The two-time SmackDown Live Women’s Champion insisted, according to Wrestling World: “I know I talk about it all of the time, body issues, online bullying, it is a thing. People go through it. I am sure that people are sick of talking about it at this point but I am going to keep talking about it.”
Bliss added that numerous people had come up to talk to her about their own battles at events, with little girls also opening up about their issues with food.