Florence Welch talks about her Eating Disorder - Noise11.com
Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Florence Welch talks about her Eating Disorder

by Music-News.com on November 9, 2018

in News

Florence Welch did not reveal her past struggles with an eating disorder to her family before writing about it in a song.

The Florence + the Machine singer started obsessing about her weight and what she ate when she was 17 years old, and she wrote about it in a song titled Hunger on her latest album, High As Hope, which was released earlier this year (18).

Florence’s family was unaware of what she was dealing with at the time, but when the song was released they were able to confront it.

“My sister was like, ‘What are you doing? Are you OK? You haven’t spoken about this even with mom, and you’ve put it in a pop song? What’s wrong with you?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know what I’m doing’,” she tells Rolling Stone magazine. “But it opened up a lot of stuff in my family that was good in the end.

“I did sit down and talk it through with my mom. But it’s funny, with English people, you have the talk and then everyone just carries on, just like, ‘OK, that’s dealt with!’ We put that in the drawer and we go on.”

The 32 year old has since overcome her eating disorder, but she still sometimes grapples with the mental impact of the disease. She explains that while she has a “healthy relationship” with her body now, she can deny herself “emotional nourishment” at times.

“It’s not an overnight thing,” she says. “It’s funny ’cause it’s one of the most insidious things you can have. I have a healthy relationship with my body now more than I ever did before, but it took me a long time. And it stays with you in really weird ways… The head stuff, it takes a while.

“It comes back in really strange ways, which I was looking at in this record (sic). It’s very hard to accept love. If you’ve been denying yourself nourishment in some way, you also have a tendency to deny yourself emotional nourishment.”

music-news.com

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Hilary Duff photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilary Duff Has Written A Kids Book

Hilary Duff's daughter inspired to write her new children's book My Little Brave Girl.

3 days ago
Michael Kiwanuka at Noise11, Photo
Michael Kiwanuka Wins Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka has been announced as the winner of the prestigious annual music accolade the Mercury Prize for his third album, ‘Kiwanuka’, which was released to critical acclaim in November 2019.

3 days ago
Michael Spibey of The Badloves photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Badloves Debut Tribal Video

The Badloves have premiered their video for ‘Tribal’ with Screaming Jets guitarist Scott Kingman handling the video production.

September 17, 2020
Zach Bair Band. Left to Right, Jeff Ward, Jeff Cobble, Zach Bair, and Daniel Dwight
Businessman By Day, Musician By Night Zach Bair Channels Song Into Suicide Awareness

Musician and businessman Zach Bair is donating proceeds from his new music to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

September 17, 2020
Lady Antebellum: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Anita ‘Lady A’ White Countersues Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum thought they had found common ground with the blues singer after they held a private conference on Zoom with her after they allegedly unknowingly switched their name to her moniker from Lady Antebellum in response to the Black Lives Matter movement in June, as the word Antebellum has associations to slavery in the US.

September 17, 2020
T.I., music news, noise11.com
T.I. Charged In Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme

Rapper T.I. has been ordered to pay a $75,000 penalty over his role in a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme.

September 14, 2020
Delta Spirit by Alex Kweskin
Delta Spirit Release First Album In Six Years

Delta Spirit have released ‘What Is There’, their first album in six years. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside El Paso, Texas.

September 11, 2020