Jennette McCurdy, who started as Sam in iCarly, continues to worry fans as new photo is released.
Jennette McCurdy has been battling an eating disorder since the age of 11.
A photo she posted a few days ago had fans worried after she was said to have been recovering last year.
A photo of McCurdy last year 2019:
She wrote a piece for the HuffPost that detailed the reasons for her eating disorder, and how it has affected her throughout the years. Back in early 2019, she wrote:
“As a child actress working in Hollywood, I quickly learned that remaining physically small for my age meant I had a better chance of booking more roles. Unfortunately, I had a trusty and dedicated companion ready to help me with my burgeoning anorexia: my mom!”
She explained that her mom used to compare her to the size of other girls. Her mom who also battled anorexia in her youth would help her count calories, and portion meals.
By the time McCurdy was 14 on iCarly, her eating disorder had developed immense.
“I became even more fixated on food and my body. I monitored every bite I took. I exercised obsessively. I measured my thighs with a measuring tape every night before bed.”
When she turned 18 her mother was diagnosed with cancer for the second time, and McCurdy turned to binge eating.
By 21 she turned to bulimia (the obsessive desire to lose weight), at the time she wrote that the combination of the two, binge eating and bulimia was “the best of both worlds.”
She stated that her eating disorder was encouraged by people in Hollywood, as each and every time she lost weight people would congratulate her.
After more than a decade of her disorder, McCurdy’s sister in law confronted her and got her to seek help. McCurdy was able to find a specialist who used a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and scheme-based therapies.
She spoke about her recovery last year, and the person she was seeing at the time played a role in a decay:
Recovery was brutal. It felt like breaking up with a bad boyfriend whom I loved even though I knew I shouldn’t,” Jennette wrote. “He treated me poorly, he ruined my life, he consistently devastated me, and yet, without him, who was I really?
This year, January 2020, she was recently pictured again after hanging out with a few friends:
People left messages to show their concern, and wished her a better recovery.