March 7, 2012 12:46

Yoko Ono denies claims that John Lennon had bulimia

Beatles singer 'was always on a very healthy diet', claims his widow

Yoko Ono denies claims that John Lennon had bulimia

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Yoko Ono has denied claims that John Lennon suffered from bulimia.

According to the Daily Telegraph, a new book from author Debra Sharon Davis titled BackStage Pass VIP claims that the Beatles legend loved to eat food such as bowls of Rice Krispies topped with ice cream, but forced himself to be sick afterwards as he "hated the feeling of being full".

"Lennon was confused about his obsession with food," she said. "Lennon was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems – so it was hard for them to see Lennon's purging behaviour as extraordinary.

"One must also realize that at that time the public and the media were unaware of bulimia as an addiction and health risk – which made it all the more frightening for John Lennon," she added. "He literally had no point-of-reference on what he was experiencing."

However, Ono has now denied the allegations, with the singer telling the Daily Mirror that her late husband "was always on a very healthy diet".

She added:

John did not have an eating disorder. Sometimes he slipped and ate a bar of chocolate. His diets included vegetarian diet, macrobiotic diet and, very rarely a juice-only diet. All of the above are internationally approved health diets.


In January of this year (January 12), it was reported that Yoko Ono was set to work with The Flaming Lips on their new studio album. She will join a cast of collaborators including Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and Lykke Li who have all signed up to work with the band on the LP.

She released her last studio album, 'Between My Head And The Sky', in September 2009.

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