Diehard music fans may have a new rumor to contend with in regards to misunderstood Beatles guitarist John Lennon. According to close friends of the star, Lennon may have been bulimic.
Debra Sharon Davis alleges in her new book BackStage Pass VIP that Lennon had a dicey relationship with food that may have lead him down the path to bulimia.
Lennon was confused about his obsession with food, said Davis to RadarOnline.
Lennon was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems--so it was hard for them to see Lennon's purging behavior 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. He literally had no point-of-reference on what he was experiencing.
Throughout his career Lennon's weight fluctuated. By the time of his death in 1980, he was nearly skeletal.
Yoko Ono dismissed these rumors, telling the British tabloid the Daily Mirror that 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.
According to Davis, Lennon was always hungry but hated the feeling of being full, so he would vomit after eating, reported RadarOnline. In a conversation with close friend Harry Nilsson, Lennon confessed his problem with food.
John and I were having a heart-to-heart. Then all of a sudden John went off about how powerful men had ravenous appetites and wanted to swallow the world whole. And he thought that was why he had this horrible problem - being hungry all the time and overeating, according to the Telegraph.
Davis also claims that Lennon had peculiar food fetishes, like eating huge bowls of Rice Krispies with large scoops of ice cream on top.