Lady Gaga says she overcame bulimia to save her singing voice

Singer insists that she's 'not that confident', despite her elaborate stage clobber

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Lady Gaga has revealed that she overcame bulimia to save her singing voice.

The Huffington Post claims that the 'Born This Way' star discussed her problem with the eating disorder at a young women's conference held at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, and admitted that the illness had a negative impact on her ability to sing.

"I used to throw up all the time in high school, so I'm not that confident," said Gaga. "And maybe it's easier for me to talk about it now because I don't do it anymore. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.

"I used to come home and say, 'Dad, why do you always give us this food? I need to be thin. 'And he'd say, 'Eat your spaghetti.'"

The singer went on to add:
It made my voice bad. So I had to stop. The acid on your vocal chords – it's very bad but for those of you who don't sing, you maybe don't have that excuse until it's too late. It's very dangerous.

Yesterday (February 9), it was reported that Lady Gaga has launched her very own social networking site, Littlemonsters.com. The site, which has been named in honour of the singer's fans who refer to themselves as 'Little Monsters', allows users to share and make photos and videos and flag up favoured content from other users.

Gaga recently found herself on the receiving end of praise from Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble, who said that she was giving "exposure to indie bands". Trimble, who remixed the singer's track 'Electric Chapel', also told NME that he was surprised that she was a fan of his band, adding: "I do think it's odd. At the end of the day she's just another human being, but she's a name that almost everyone over the world knows. She's such a huge phenomenon, so it's strange to think that somebody like that would be listening to a band like us."

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